A few poems by Hole Ousia or favourites of those poets far more special.

Ninian’s Gift

The world premiere of ‘Ninian’s Gift’, composed by Tom Cunningham with words by Alexander McCall Smith, took place online as part of the Wigtown Book Festival. ‘Bravo both. It is … Continue reading Ninian’s Gift

Sunset ower the river Tweed

Monday 21st September 2020.

“Mother, I’ve seen an angel”

This is from  t h e  s c a n d a l  o f  t h e  c e nt u r y  by Gabriel García Márquez:

Last Monday

The following poem is addressed to Robert Hepburn who died in Temple, 1798.  It is based on a  stone gateway that has out-survived the house that it long since introduced. … Continue reading Last Monday

The Ormiston Yew

I visited the Ormiston Yew on Monday 7th September 2020:

broken

This is an artistic film by a ‘modern ruin’. The film carries some of my recent adventure in and around Lothian. I found Dryden bridge broken (the house was long … Continue reading broken

Queen Mary’s Thorn Tree

Queen Mary’s Thorn Tree is one of five trees contending for Scottish Tree of 2020: We visited this ancient tree on Tuesday 2nd Sepotember 2020:

‘Stories we tell ourselves’

Tomorrow I am going to the bookshop to buy the latest book by Richard Holloway: Stories we tell ourselves. Richard Holloway is a regular face at the Edinburgh Festivals and … Continue reading ‘Stories we tell ourselves’

“rock that is older than thought”

In today’s Herald, Rab McNeill shares the wonder of reading four, previously unpublished poems, by Nan Shepherd and how this inspired him to add a line from one of these … Continue reading “rock that is older than thought”