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Scotland

Click here to hear the poet read his words: Scotland when I think from afar of the land that I love I realise that much is almost clichéd like haggis and tartan Robert Burns and the skirl of the pipes … Continue reading

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today

Click here to hear the poet read his words: today all through my life I feel the same yesterday lasts for far too long tomorrow probably never appears it is not only today that is wrong a week can be … Continue reading

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I wish

Click here to hear the poet read his words: I wish I wish I could swim like a dolphin can swim As Bowie once said in a song If I could sing like Pavarotti could sing Maybe my world would … Continue reading

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rivers sing

Click here to hear the poet read his words: rivers sing when you hold my hand great mountains can walk the rivers all sing and the trees smile and talk the moon floats benignly the stars dance in the skies … Continue reading

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you

Click here to hear the poem read aloud: You you think you’re old you meet someone you have no new words to say you think of every phrase you know they all sound dull and so clichéd but you write … Continue reading

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Contrary January’s Imaginary Quandary

AnElephantCant solve his dilemma He finds himself in a pickle-filled quandary Tries the Nickel and Dime Can’t buy a good rhyme To start this absolutely brilliant blog about January AnElephant isn’t a big fan of Astrology So there is one … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr Burns

AnElephantCant write poetry like Rabbie But then of course nobody can It is almost a crime To pen this silly rhyme As a tribute to an exceptional man January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie Yesterday – Saturday – in Medville, there was a tribute to Charlie Hebdo. Events like this took place in cities, towns and villages across France and, I am sure, much further afield. There will be more today. … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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This is the land

This is the Land This is the land of Robert Burns Of William Wallace too Of Baird and Bell and Smith and Hume All Scottish through and through  This is the land of loch and glen Of rivers and fields … Continue reading

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