Rare Species

A film based on a several pages of Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks [a selection of a selection of ] The words are from letters written by Edwin Morgan [sources: MIDWAY and … Continue reading Rare Species

two poems

Peter Gordon reading two poems. Thursday 8 October 2020, Mossgrove, Bridge of Allan:

We are the Change-Makers

Last Friday, I was invited to be part of a poetry evening with a wide range of poets. All the poems read were from the recently published anthology ‘We are … Continue reading We are the Change-Makers

In the middle of the Yew

My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.  

‘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’

FOR the INSTITUTION

It is by the institution’s rules that we learn, said a spokesperson FOR the INSTITUTION. It is ‘brave to speak up’ for the institution said a spokesperson FOR the INSTITUTION. … Continue reading FOR the INSTITUTION

Miss Joan Hunter Dunn

A Subaltern’s Love Song read by John Betjeman The photograph is of an unknown woman that I found amongst the photographs kept by mother’s family. My Granny, Constance Gibson:   … Continue reading Miss Joan Hunter Dunn

DIVISIONS

To anti-THIS and anti-THAT – each day a new ‘recruit’ is enlisted: played out on a BINGO card – but this is not a game. In the anti-WORLD of military … Continue reading DIVISIONS

a signpost

I got lost a number of times when in Moray. I neither have a mobile phone nor a sat-nav. It was with some joy that, at the end of a … Continue reading a signpost