Beetling Around

In Scottish Gaelic
The Sacred Beetle
Is a
Dung Beetle
Although it can mean a
Or a
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 –

cearr-dubhan (AC) sm The sacred beetle
Original page here:

ceàrd-dubhan -ain. sm Dung-beetle 2 Scarabaeus. 3 Hornet. 4 see cearr-dubhan
Original page here:

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…)

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