The Isle of Jura

The Isle of Jura
the sound & the silences
the lighthouse & the standing stone
the road & the moor
the fuschia & the hazel
the garden & the beach
the clay pigeons & the wild goats
the peat-bog & the whirlpool
the hotel & the ruin
the ferry & the shingle
the sound & the silences
Ken Cockburn

from The Thing that Mattered Most: Scottish poems for children edited by Julie Johnstone (SPL/B&W, 2006)

Reproduced by permission of the author.
Ken Cockburn

Ken Cockburn works as a freelance writer, translator, editor and writing tutor, based in Edinburgh. His poetic practice often involves collaborators and other art forms, as in his 'Road North' project with Alec Finlay, a Scottish version of Basho's 18th-century journey in northern Japan. 

 

 

 

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