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
A few poems by Hole Ousia or favourites of those poets far more special.
Monday 21st September 2020.
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:
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
I visited the Ormiston Yew on Monday 7th September 2020:
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
somewhere between an ordinary artist, and an ordinary scientist [if you seek everyday-in-betweens] you will find something extraordinary.
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:
She sang with her mother sanctum
If only there could be an algorithm that presents who I am rather than PREDICTING it!
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’
In today’s Herald, Rab McNeill shares the wonder of reading four, previously unpublished poems, by Nan Shepherd and how this inspired him to add a line from one of these … Continue reading “rock that is older than thought”