'Kiss me...'

'Kiss me...'
Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes,
come on, let us sway together,
under the trees, and to hell with thunder.
Edwin Morgan

Commissioned by the Scottish Poetry Library for its Valentine's Day text poem project, 2004

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Edwin Morgan

Born Glasgow, Edwin Morgan lived there all his life, except for service with the RAMC, and his poetry is grounded in the city.  Yet the title of his 1973 collection, From Glasgow to Saturn, suggests the enormous range of Morgan's subject matter. He was Glasgow's first Poet Laureate 1999-2002, and the first to hold the post of 'Scots Makar', created by the Scottish Executive in 2004 to recognise the achievement of Scottish poets throughout the centuries. 

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