Come visit an old friend of mine. The author of “Twin Dakotas” Paul Beech.
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:
NORTH OF THE BORDER
We press on,
the sky frowning now
as wind turbines between mountain slopes
threaten Scotland’s proud raptors.
Three hundred miles weary,
we squeeze into…
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