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This poem is taken from PN Review 7, Volume 5 Number 3, April - June 1979.

The Maple and the Pine Robert Garioch

For maple and for pine
  I socht, thae sevin year:
maple I wad presume
  raither nor sycamore.
Thof I wes wantan skeel
  I wadnae hain on care,
my harns aa my pride:
  for thon I had nae fear.

Maple for back and ribs,
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