Argyll College students’ ode to spring

Some students at Argyll College in Rothesay have written a poem entitled 'My Wee Buttercups', about spring-time on the island.

Some students at Argyll College in Rothesay have written a poem entitled 'My Wee Buttercups', about spring-time on the island.

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The following poem was sent to us by Iain Cochrane, a part-time tutor at Argyll College in Rothesay, whose students are adults with learning disabilities.

Together, they have written a poem entitled ‘My Wee Buttercups’ about spring, which we’re delighted to publish here for them.

My Wee Buttercups

Snowdrops, all in bunches, swaying in the breeze!

Primroses! And pollen! Makes you want to sneeze!

Rainbows! Raindrops! Rays of coloured light!

Inky darkness of the sky at night.

New life! Nestlings! Nature comes alive!

Golden daffodils! Gulls and goslings! All thrive!

Tulips! Pink, white, yellow and red!

Insects buzzing around your head!

March! May! Midges and cleggs! But best of all …

Easter Eggs!

Spring Has Sprung.

Chicks, ducklings, goslings, cygnets,

Bunny rabbits, and leverets,

Kids, calves, foals and piglets too

Everything is born anew

Don’t forget the lambs of course,

Just don’t mention mint sauce!