Beetling Around

In Scottish Gaelic
The
Cearr-Dubhan
Is
The Sacred Beetle
Whilst
A
Ceàrd-Dubhan
Is a
Dung Beetle
Although it can mean a
Scarab,
Or a
Hornet…
I should have been a
Pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across
The floors of silent seas…
Beetling Around
Rocky Shores
At the Sound
Of Harris…

Refs: Am Faclair Beag – http://www.cairnwater.co.uk/faclair/index.aspx?Language=en

cearr-dubhan (AC) sm The sacred beetle
Original page here: http://www.archive.org/stream/faclairgidhl01dweluoft#page/183/mode/1up

ceàrd-dubhan -ain. sm Dung-beetle 2 Scarabaeus. 3 Hornet. 4 see cearr-dubhan
Original page here: http://www.archive.org/stream/faclairgidhl01dweluoft#page/182/mode/1up

The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot
(Which happens to be the only poem that I ever learnt by heart in order to impress a girlfriend…)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s