Sensei

*Sensei-meaning teacher within the martial arts in Japan/elsewhere

Thae speir thon,

They say this,

Whan the student is ready the maister appears

When the student is ready the master appears

Ay a truism fer ivvery human endeavour

This is true for every human endeavour

Lairnin as deep as Nessie’s lair

Learning which is as deep as Nessie’s lair

Maun be self-chosen, held ticht

Should be self-chosen, held dear

On yer ain path

On your own path

Ane of the best dominies A seen

One of the best teachers I saw

Kent ma potential

Knew my potential

        luiked ower

          looked beyond

The puir stance an balance

The poor stance and balance

Kennin gowd is precious, warked fer

Knowing gold is precious, is worked for

Ne’er cums easy.

Never comes easy.

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