the drams we drank at dawn

by Ashley Douglas

 

the heidy peaty potency
o the drams we drank at dawn
mingles wi the gorgeous giddiness
o fawin hard
in luve

and a dinnae ken whit’s mair intoxicatin
the whisky or the wunner o it aw
the glorious sunshine drouks us in wairmth and licht and
embra luiks braw fae up here
wi you
the hale warld luiks pretty braw
too

Ashley Douglas (she/her) is a reporter at the Scottish Parliament and a writer and translator of various things and languages (Scots, English, German, Danish, Gaelic). She lives in Edinburgh with her wife, and a massive collection of books and whisky.

Twitter @ashdouglasscot