Our Tongues Taste Shapes and Angles
An Exploration of Scottish Poetry
This issue celebrates love: love of landscape, language, texture and verse. It celebrates the gracefulness of the mundane and the challenge of beauty. Enjoy some of Scotland's finest poetry.
Extract from Maritime By Ian Stephen Published by Saraband Books
At Plockton In the ebb of pleasure here, embedded in pebbles,
like the keel, settled for winter, anchored by a welter of orange lines.
The continuing causes...
‘The wind caught the chimney by the scruff’
‘If it’s rosy fingered it’s brambles or blood’
‘Our tongues taste shapes and angles…’
‘I heard a full choir, Ma’
‘Boast her clear unclouded skies’
‘Safe and unread under hatches’
Mary Paulson-Ellis was born in Glasgow and studied Politics and Sociology at Edinburgh University. She worked for several years in arts administration before giving it all up to become a writer. She began with an evening class as part of the Edinburgh …
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