Colin

Colin, your daughter recalls how principled you were
before your untimely death.

I retrace your footsteps
in revealing the wonder
of Scotland’s architecture.

And now, I am
the principled bugger.

This is a poem for Colin McWilliam (1928–1989) architecture academic and author. 'What to look for in Winter' by his daughter Candia is a most movingly honest memoir.

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