Shetland has a long tradition of dialect poetry of all kinds. The poems here are a mixture of well known classics and more recent work. They have been sub-divided into sections according to their subject matter.
Some poems appear in more than one section.
Latest Poetry Additions
- Gjaan for da airrents
A humorous reflection on shopping 'then and now', by Rhoda Bulter.
- Ebb Draemin
Rhoda Bulter fondly recalls the people, place and way of life she knew while growing up.
Rhoda Bulter remembers some scents and smells of a country childhood.
The sights, sounds and smells of the working year in a crofting township, lovingly described by Rhoda Bulter.
- Makkin hame
James Sinclair's poem depicts a sixareen crew on a night of rough weather