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More Fishiness Basking Shark

Basking Shark                                      Norman MacCaig To stub an oar on a rock where none should be, To have it rise with a slounge out of the sea Is a thing that happened once (too often) to me. But not too often … Continue reading

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Catch of the Day – a celebration. Catch the exhibition at the Fisheries Museum, Anstruther

Apologies the wall has been hibernating. Caller Herrin’ Chorus Wha’ll buy my caller herrin’? They’re bonnie fish and halesome farin’; Wha’ll buy my caller herrin’,                       New drawn frae the Forth? When ye were sleepin’ on your pillows, Dream’d ye aught … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed – in Scots

The Spider’s Legend of Robert The Bruce               Hugh McMillan Ah got scunnert tryin tae spin a web for denner, the stane wis a slaisterie, ah couldnae get a grip, ah wis hauf stairved by the end, no even a midge … Continue reading

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Masterchef for Witches? Hallowe’en approaches

Round about the cauldron go; In the poison’d entrails throw. Toad, that under cold stone Days and nights hast thirty one Swelter’d venom sleeping got, Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and … Continue reading

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Autumnal Thoughts – a poem by our lovely Christine

Autumnal Thoughts                              Christine Johnson Autumn has arrived with its mysterious morning mists and mild frostiness.   The night rain has drenched the grass with dewdrops which sparkle and shiver in the wind.   The cool morning sun penetrates the colourful … Continue reading

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And they say there aren’t children like him any more – sixty years later

Timothy Winters       Charles Causley Timothy Winters comes to school With eyes as wide as a football pool, Ears like bombs and teeth like splinters: A blitz of a boy is Timothy Winters.His belly is white, his neck is dark, And … Continue reading

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Table Edip Cansever

Table     Edip Cansever               Apologies, no room on the actual wall for all the lines A man filled with the gladness of living Put his keys on the table, Put flowers in a copper bowl there. He put his … Continue reading

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What If This Road Sheenagh Pugh A thought for commuters?

What if this road, that has held no surprises these many years, decided not to go home after all; what if it could turn left or right with no more ado than a kite-tail? What if its tarry skin were … Continue reading

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Leisure W.H.Davies

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where … Continue reading

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MemorialTablet Siegfied sassoon

100 years afterwards we remember the Battle of Passchendale   Memorial Tablet – Poem by Siegfried Sassoon Squire nagged and bullied till I went to fight, (Under Lord Derby’s Scheme). I died in hell— (They called it Passchendaele). My wound … Continue reading

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