Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New Year's Contest Entry

A New Year's Resolution Entry from Governor General Award-Winning Poet Michel Savard

For the New Year, I resolve to …


Shive away from yaffles where nuzzle tripe runs and blue drop flows : that always makes me marl lewardly and leaves me drung as a pishogue.

Stay away from the waddock types : they may boo highly, but always let me down to angishore.


And avoid to bawk in vain the name of gud’s sweet little bawn that merrybegot.


For the New Year, I resolve to be droke as a pin, this time, hopefully, for good.


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inspired by the Rattling Books New Year's Resolution Contest based on the Rattling Books facebook group REDEFiNE iT: Dictionary of Newfoundland English.

We invite you to post your own Resolution either here or on the REDEFiNE iT Facebook group page under the relevant Discussion Board Topic.

The REDEFiNE iT group was inspired in part by Mary Dalton's collection of poems entitled Merrybegot. The unabridged audio edition is available as an audio CD or Digital Download from Rattling Books. It is performed by Anita Best with Patrick Boyle on trumpet and flugelhorn.