Adrift is a film of a poem by Juliet Wilson, from her debut Unthinkable Skies.
MacAdam Takes to the Sea is a filmpoem by Alastair Cook of Andrew Philip’s wonderful eponymous poem.
He minded dem getting torpedoed i da White Sea,
hit blew da boo clean aff.
Da Bulksheid, he held though an dey limpit inta Arcangel,
whaur shu wis lashed ta da peir, an micht still be dere yet.
Folded card work
They took our birlinn, stem and stern-postsHigh as a Venetian gondola’s, and up-turned it.Every tide in the bladder-wracked sea-tongue its keel Bridged, swam the eel-currentRaces that tracked South and NorthInto and out of the Atlantic. And theyDocked our tongues, every man’s that daredGive out a taste of his father’s banter,Effortless sound-shapes an islander’s born to. […]
Way down in the warm blue crevasse
of night its fishing commences
Weather from elsewhere / becomes ours.