poemof the moment
Let none wake despondent: one way or another we have talked plainly, tested ourselves
about the poem
Edinburgh Makar Christine De Luca's non-partisan referendum poem 'The Morning After' begins the process of reconciling the Yes and No camps after a long, sometimes heated, campaign. Clearly it has said something Scots wanted to hear; on our Soundcloud page, a recording of Christine reading the poem has had over 800 hits. Image: Scotland's Shine by Antonio Marques, under a Creative Commons licence
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The vote is in, the nation has decided. Passions have run high, much has been said, but we remain one people when all is said and done. Time now for the politicians to be quiet for a while, and for the public to think about what it all means. Which is where Christine De Luca's poem comes in. Deep breath, everyone.
Christine De Luca
Christine De Luca is a Shetland writer now living in Edinburgh. She writes her poetry in English and in Shetlandic, her mother tongue. She has published six collections of poetry in English and Shetlandic. Her poetry has been translated into other languages, and she has read at festivals in Norway, Finland, France, Italy and India. She has had fruitful collaborations across the arts and has been an active member of Shore Poets in Edinburgh for many years.