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New Poems

By W. D. Cocker


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W. D. Cocker's New Poems follows the line of its companion volumes, Poems: Scots and English and Further Poems. As an exponent of Scots humour, he is again at his best and raciest. The same quaint philosophy and fun come forth in a torrent, mingling at times with a pure stream of lyrical beauty. But abounding humour is still the main characteristic of the author; though at times -- as in The Kirk-yaird, the keen edge of satire is uppermost. Some genuine folk tales, of which Three Wishes is a notable example, have a place in this volume; and highly characteristic fables such as The Craw and the Lintie are also included.