‘The largest funeral ever witnessed in Kilsyth’

Last week, in the very early hours of Sunday morning, I went for a walk in Garrel Glen. I then followed the “Tak ma doon Road” to Kilsyth. There, wandering … Continue reading ‘The largest funeral ever witnessed in Kilsyth’

Tak ma doon Road

In that moment.

In that moment

Yesterday, I walked up nearby Garrel glen. I was looking for rock carvings but did not find them. So I followed the “Tak ma doon Road” to Kilsyth. It was … Continue reading In that moment

‘In Gordon Street’

Last week, the Scotsman featured ‘In Gordon Street’ as its ‘poem of the week’. This poem by Gerry Cambridge reminded me of a night, when with my son Andrew, we … Continue reading ‘In Gordon Street’

I am incredibly shy

I keep seeking a language [that might begin to explain] a feeling that lives on in me.

poetry in landscape

I reveal so little of what I feel [I am an not a confident artist] All that I create feels selfish [I am an artist] I find poetry in landscape … Continue reading poetry in landscape

Charlotte Square

Pupil. I am a circle, you are a SQUARE. I see shapes, you saw COLOUR. You are the past, I am NOW.        

Hybernaculum

Poets lane

By chance I came across this Lane. It was in the village of Brechin but is no longer there. This lane is described in different sources as “Poets Lane” and … Continue reading Poets lane

Edwin Morgan steps

I made the ‘Edwin Morgan steps’ the best part of 15 years ago. Last week I repainted the inscribed words. On the steps I also carved this: This was how … Continue reading Edwin Morgan steps

Scottish Gardener

With the Covid-19 pandemic and ‘lock down’ I have been retreating into the garden where I need not distance myself from the emerging green shoots of life. I have recently … Continue reading Scottish Gardener

How is he, that gentle gardener?

Blackadder Walled Garden, Berwickshire. Music credit: King Creosote, live, Glasgow Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.