from A hyakuin renga in summer
shrivelled little figs that never made it to the table swirling a late cup of milky tea what she’d like is sunshine wedding day breakfast coffee with whisky then whisky eggs over easy on rye like sprinkled pepper these moles on your back or stars David Connearn, Gerrie Fellows, Colin Will, Peter Manson, Alec Finlay
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About this poem
This poem was reproduced on a postcard for National Poetry Day 2004. Eight poetry postcards are published each year by the Scottish Poetry Library to celebrate National Poetry Day and are distributed throughout Scotland to schools, libraries and other venues. The theme for 2004 was food. You can find out more about National Poetry Day in our National Poetry Day pages, where you'll also find resources to go with the poems.