Thursday, 17 September 2015


My poem 'North Ronaldsay' is on the StAnza poetry map of Scotland.  You can read it at

I used a repetitive form adapted from Louis MacNeice's 'Leaving Barra'.  It seemed an appropriate island influence and a form which suited the richness of the North Ronaldsay landscape in spring (the poem was written in May when I stayed at the bird observatory on the island).

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'North Ronaldsay' is the white pin at the north end of the Orkney islands.  

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