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leaving

Click here to hear the poet read his words: leaving it’s still numpty o’clockas the plane clambers awkwardlyout of Edinburghthe sun creeps from the Forthwhere the river meets the North Seashowing the three great bridgesin silhouette I smileknowing that this … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rabbie

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns.So today, once again, I pay tribute to the great man with some of his own words. Above all, Rabbie believed that all … Continue reading

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where Rabbie walked

Click here to hear the poet read his words: where Rabbie walked I want to walk where Rabbie walkedalong sweet Afton’s braesand dream the dreams that Mary dreamtwhen on its grassy banks she lay I want to go where Tam … Continue reading

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I write

Click here to hear the poet read his words: I write I write nowas the only poet didof man’s inhumanity to manof the horrors inflicted dailyin countriesfortunately far awaywhere we don’t goeven on holidayon people whose skinis not as oursso … Continue reading

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Robert Burns

January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns. So today I pay tribute with some words from Oor Rabbie, who believed that all men were created equal: Then let us pray that come it may,(As … Continue reading

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Scotland

Click here to hear the poet read his words: Scotland when I think from afar of the land that I love I realise that much is almost clichéd like haggis and tartan Robert Burns and the skirl of the pipes … Continue reading

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Scotland – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo. The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rabbie

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns. So today, once again, I pay tribute to the great man with some of his own words. Above all, Rabbie believed that … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rabbie

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns. So today I would like to pay tribute with some words from Oor Rabbie, who believed that all men were created equal: … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Men – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard. Today’s photo by my old friend Al Forbes, a multi-talented blogger and a great … Continue reading

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