North of the Border

Come visit an old friend of mine. The author of “Twin Dakotas” Paul Beech.

Grandy's Landing

With under a week to go until we’re off to Scotland again, Maureen and I are busy preparing for, and greatly looking forward to, the Callander Poetry Weekend 2017 (1 – 3 September) hosted by Sally Evans and husband Ian at King’s Bookshop.

I’m down to read on the Saturday evening. On the Sunday morning, Maureen will give a talk interlaced with poetry about ballet in Ireland.  And what a great time we’ll have for sure, in such wonderful company, in this gorgeous little town, the “Gateway to the Highlands”.

It’s a good feeling, being part of something like this, and following last year’s Callander Poetry Weekend I attempted to capture the flavour in a short poem. Here it is:


We press on,

the sky frowning now

as wind turbines between mountain slopes

threaten Scotland’s proud raptors.

Three hundred miles weary,

adrenaline bright,

we squeeze into…

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3 thoughts on “North of the Border

  1. Thank you, Jennie, your kind comment means a lot to me.

    And thank you, Pat, for reblogging ‘North of the Border’ here on your amazing blog. I’m thrilled to see so many ‘likes’ already!

    My very best from sunny North Wales,


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