Tom Leonard’s poem, Unrelated Incidents III, or the Six o’clock news as it is known, is a door-opening script for us to own our language, our accent, our truth. It had a liberating effect when I read it aloud at a group and everyone wanted to read it aloud too!See here
this is thi
six a clock
man said n
a talk wia
iz coz yi
mi ti talk
lik wanna yoo
Here is a link to Tom’s pages where he speaks of the political nature of poetry, and his full poem.
It inspires me to write in ma ain Scottish voice. Try it! It’s harder than you’d expect.
Let me know what ye come up wi.