Category Archives: poems

Armistice Day

When small I realised that my birthday was marked by poppies.  My parents would take me to the war memorial in my home town.  We’d stand there, heads bowed, silent as annually dwindling numbers of old men marched past.  My great … Continue reading

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Another poem

The other day pigeonhed posted some really interesting stuff about the curricular proposals in England as to the set reading list.  His original post detailing the list of saved and threatened authors is here with a second thread asking who should … Continue reading

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More MacCaig

Two short MacCaig poems.  When asked how long he took to write a poem he said “one cigarette”.  His longer works were “two fag poems”.  These are quick puff poems I guess. Patriot  (from p 510 of the Ewen MacCaig … Continue reading

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