Monthly Archives: June 2013

Mary Dawson

SUNDAY WORSHIP A dreich season, guid fur growth. We bevvy camomile tea an dandelion bucky. At th’ harvest festival fear mixes wi’ laughter. Oor twa worlds combine An’ aw th’ colours fade tae black an’ white. The space atween us … Continue reading

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Max Scratchmann

Two-Wheeler Bicycle He missed my birthday, but when he came home on leave He unbolted the stabilisers from my new red bike And took me down to the playing field, Holding me up with a steady hand. You’ll never make … Continue reading

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Maureen Weldon

A BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR DAD Dad did not like cats until he met Blackie. She was born in Scotland, one of a litter of five; in our bed-sit. We found good homes for four of them. But Blackie? I had … Continue reading

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Maurice Devitt

Black Soutane The silent smell in an empty wardrobe, the folds of sweat. The point just behind your eyes that you will never see – your secret becomes ours; how a blackboard licked with the taste of chalk, can ever … Continue reading

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Jules Faulkner

The Crow Road Your murderous factory made me think. Fossilised pear and a twisted link. Coma bridge and book stacked walls. Walking on glass until one falls. One way trip baby, watch your life unfold. No U turns baby, you’re … Continue reading

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Renga – Perfect Pitch

Perfect Pitch new grasses on the slope silvered by the sun wave in the breeze bright sun and insistent blow an East Coast May morning out on the Bass gannet, guillemot, razorbill – it’s one big guano-ed tenement stair new … Continue reading

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Nicola Burkhill

Honeymoon in Govan My Granny honeymooned in a single-end in Govan. She recalls this like yesterday, Blue eyes twinkling, Wet with remembrance. A husband she has mourned longer than lived. She wore a knee length dress, Silk fabric, of tiny … Continue reading

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