Wishing You A Guid New Year From The Orkney News

Open the door for the auld year
It is the pairtin-time:
Open the door for the new year
And lat the bairn win hame.

Bundle your winter’d joy and grief
On the back o’ the year that’s düne:
Open your hert for the new life
And lat the bairn come in.

By William Soutar
via Scottish Poetry Library

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