Dòchas

Hope[1]Dòchas –
rionnag anns na speuran.

Dùil –
rocaid agus rionnag anns na speuran.

Creideamh –
adhar làn rionnagan.

Cinnt –
grian a’ deàrrsadh

 

Maoilios Caimbeul

‘Dòchas’, from Eileanan (Roinn nan Cànan Ceilteach, 1980), by permission of the author
Translation here.

Each year on National Poetry Day the Scottish Poetry Library issues a set of cards to schools and libraries. Dòchas is one of this years set of eight. See them all here.

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  1. Fearghas MacFhionnlaigh says:

    Bàrdachd phongail gheurchuiseach (agus postair grinn tlachdmhor). Mòran taing, a Mhaoilios. Is math a rinn thu. Is fìor thoigh leam sìmplidheachd na cùise.

  2. Iain Camshron says:

    Bhiodh aon de na sreathan na b’ fheàrr nam biodh e mar seo:

    “Creideamh – adhar gun rionnagan”.

    1. Fearghas MacFhionnlaigh says:

      Is e sin a thusa creidsinn, co-dhiù… 🙂

      1. Fearghas MacFhionnlaigh says:

        Gabh mo leisgeul:
        Is e sin a THA thusa 7c

        1. Iain Camshron says:

          Tha sibh ceart – ‘s e.

  3. Joe Killman says:

    Beautiful!! I wish I could speak the language. Lovely!

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