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 Gutter Magazine (Issue 14) Soundtrack
Poems by Aidan Moffat
Published by Freight Books
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…’
Letters to My Mother and other mothers
‘I heard a full choir, Ma’
‘Boast her clear unclouded skies’
‘Safe and unread under hatches’