This poem, by lain Macrae, was ‘Poem of the Week’ in the Scotland on Sunday, 21 May 2022. As a gardener it conveys all that I could ever wish a poem [or indeed, any piece of art] to convey about my first ‘career’.
Alongside the poem, this short biography of Iain Macrae was provided by the Scotland on Sunday:
Iain Macrae is a poet and playwright who usually earns his living as an actor. He has screen and stage credits with some of the biggest shows in the country, including National Theatre of Scotland productions. He was brought up in Harris, and on screen he has done much for and in Gaelic, including recurring roles in Bannan and Machair, and contributions to Speaking our Language. In the poem, he explores links between mental well-being and the natural and spiritual world. He admits to being a poor gardener. The poem was selected as one of the Scottish Poetry Library's Best Scottish Poems of 2021.