A loudspeaker on a car proceeds slowly up the far quay
The traveller has regrets
/ For the receding shore
/ That with its many nets
/ Has caught, not to restore,
/ The white lights…
I don’t quite know what to say, / what I should say. / I wish I’d told you / all…
We gaed thegither through the rye
/ As gloaming dusked the dell,
/ He clamb the dyke, I wadna try,
/ And sae I said farewell.
i.m. Julie Betty Rowan
/ Early autumn the school trunk would re-appear
/ as if to say summer was over, time for my sister…
(The Dark Side)
/ My mind goes back to Fumin Wood, and how we stuck it out,
/ Eight days of hunger, thirst and…
i.m. Joe Flynn
/ It is a great pity we don’t know
/ When the dead are going to die
/ So that, over a last…
There are worse things than having behaved foolishly in public.
/ There are worse things than these miniature betrayals,
/ committed or endured or…
Thug mise dhut biothbhuantachd
/ is dè thug thu dhòmhsa?
/ Cha tug ach saighdean
/ geura do bhòidhchid.
/ Thug thu cruaidh shitheadh
/ is treaghaid na dòrainn,
/ domblas an…
O sad for me Glen Aora,
/ Where I have friends no more,
/ For lowly lie the rafters,
/ So, we’ll go no more a-roving
/ So late into the night,
/ Though the heart be still as loving,
Today the breakers are clear,
/ sharp, sure in the sun.
/ And out there, in the squint of distance,
/ the waves…