Images by Rosie Hopkins
“pulling open paper wrapping/the appetising smell/smacks us in the face
“Robert Burns is Scotland’s poet but he belongs to the world….I make no apologies for beginning my story about Burns not in Ayrshire, but in America.”
Czech poet Karel Hynek Mácha (1810 – 1836) to celebrate the 1st of May
“It’s always good to discover a good writer, someone that you haven’t read before – it doesn’t happen often, but it’s good when it does!”
“I saw the film ‘Blade Runner’ when it first came out in 1982, and have seen it – I don’t know how many times, since”
On Friday night at 11pm we leave the EU and just like in today’s poem; the fork in the road is directly in front of us all.
“This is essentially a story about the universal, global appeal and relevance of a poet in a world that boasts at least forty statues of him.”
“Once again, Mike was travelling with his work, this time, to a meeting of ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas) in Lisbon, Portugal. “
On 21 July 1796 Robert Burns died in Dumfries.