poemof the moment
Not all the silken, tender ways of spring Can over-pass this cold And windy beauty
about the poem
As we head into winter, the SPL has a number of seasonal poems that capture the period beautifully, not least the underrated Dorothy Margaret Paulin's 'December Day', which finds the beauty in a time of year when people prefer not to linger outside, taking it in. To see what winter poems we have on the website, click the link below.
Image: Winter will return .... by Bert Kaufmann via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence
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December is upon us and with it we're thinking, of course, of Christmas. We have two Christmas-themed events coming up at the SPL. On Wednesday 7 December, the Loud Poets will bring their incredible stage show to the SPL. And a week later on Wednesday 14, we have a Christmas party proper with a trio of HappenStance authors: Helena Nelson, Gerry Cambridge, and Andrew Sclater.
Dorothy Margaret Paulin
Dorothy Margaret Paulin is best known for poems which illustrate the beauty of her native Dumfriesshire. Born on 3rd February 1904 in Dumfries, she grew up to edit a number of magazines. She wrote four books of poetry during her lifetime, in addition to campaigning vigorously on various issues to do with the countryside. During WW2 she was Scottish Office Liaison Officer to the Land Army and had to travel the length and breadth of Scotland in all weather, during which time she became adept at fixing her car.