Chris Tait

‘Scarecrows in wrang sized shun’ is written in Shetland dialect. It is about how being poor made me more resourceful with my clothes.

Scarecrows in wrang sized shun

Scarecrows in wrang sized shun
Trip aboot laek a cloon
Vampire bons fae black bags
Claes used as swabs an rags

Shillins atil da socks
Laandry is top hats an socks
Haedsquares an cobwebbed froaks
Flags tied laek fyshin hooks

Each day is Halloween
Bean stalks fae magic beans
I haed nightmares dastreen
Isles wir turned upside doon

Crucifix roosty preens
Scattered ower grave riddled greens