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Roderick Manson

The Fiddle Tree The north wind sings in the webs of spiders, a semitone sharp in the arctic chill. The east wind sings in the grey plainsong of slate-holy roofs on winter churches. The south wind sings in the weaving … Continue reading

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Roderick Manson: Two poems

Max i.m. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Bear witness to an Orkney death with a sun that never sets; follow the island lines of his landscapes and never be content with silence. Loch Uidh na Ceardaidh On the not-the-Fionn-Loch a stream … Continue reading

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Roderick Manson

The Amazing World Of M C Escher (Exhibition, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) Room 2 3.  Phosphorescent Sea (July 1933) The sea is a staircase where the curved lower steps rise to the regularity of altars to the stars … Continue reading

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Roderick Manson

Party Hell’s teeth! She’s looking at me. She’s coming over. I suppose she has to – she is the host and there’s absolutely no-one else here. Where are they all? This is a party, after all, and everywhere else is … Continue reading

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Roderick Manson

Observations Of A Stromness Cat I see a seven-eyed poet stagger like the street to stain his sheets with ghosts that history does not see. He swims a narrowing circle of calm, drowning in the empty sounds of a world … Continue reading

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