Ashey Lane

Ashey Lane
Always
Solitary
Home
Excellent
Yet
Lonely
And I wish it
Never
Empty.
Kate Barrett

from Stromness writing group celebrating our town by the sea: acrostic poems based on Stromness street names (Stromness: Northlight Gallery, 2017).
Reproduced with the permission of the author.

Kate Barrett

Barrett was born in 1933 and first published aged 12 in a school magazine.  She has self-published short stories as well as small books of poems.

About Ashey Lane

This poem was included in Best Scottish Poems 2017. Best Scottish Poems is an online publication, consisting of 20 poems chosen by a different editor each year, with comments by the editor and poets. It provides a personal overview of a year of Scottish poetry. The editor in 2017 was Roddy Woomble.