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Excerpt from Phemios and Medon by Michael Longley

Still looking for a scoot-hole,
Phemios the poet in swithers,
fiddling with his harp, jukes to the hatch,
lays the bruckle yoke between porringer and armchair

Excerpt from Thonner an Thon by James Fenton

Tae wak an fin yin moarnin blak
the empty sark, the simmet slak,
the baith taen up an niver bak,
an him his lane:
whar micht he rin, whut scoot-hole tak,
whar jook, the wain?

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