Sorrows premiered in June 2014 at Felix Poetry Festival in Antwerp.
HEART! If you’ve a sorrow
/ Take it to the hills!
/ Lay it where the sunshine
Sorrow remembers us when day is done.
/ It sits in its old chair gently rocking
/ and singing tenderly in the evening.
/ It welcomes…
Frae the Gaelic o George Campbell Hay
/ “Thonder they ligg on the grund o the sea,
/ nae the hyne whaur they…
I would have loved you, wept
/ with your father and your mother
/ over these tiny perfect hands, perfect feet
/ preserved skin-free, en-pointe –
Someone is waving a white handkerchief
/ from the train as it pulls out with a white
/ plume from the station and rumbles…