Robert Tannahill – the ‘Weaver Poet’
Poetry Corner: Fareweel, Ye Bughts
On 27 August 1748 James Thomson, the Scottish poet, died.
Poetry Corner: Wee Willie Winkie
On 20 August 1872, poet William Miller died.
Poetry Corner: The Gentle Shepherd
I guess, my lassie, that, as well as I,/You ’re made for love, and why should ye deny?
Poetry Corner: I am the People,the Mob
I am the people—the mob—the crowd—the mass./ Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through me?
Poetry Corner: Eriskay Love Lilt
On this day 23 July 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stewart, ‘The Young Pretender’, landed in Eriskay with only seven men.
Poetry Corner: Requiem
On this day on 16th of July 1832 31 Shetland “sixerns” and a total of 105 crewmen were lost in a storm.
Poetry Corner: Football Haiku
On this day, July 9th in 1867 Queens Park Football Club was formed, the first senior club in Scotland.
Poetry Corner:The Ebon Venus
My heart like a needle ever true/ Turns to the maid of ebon hue.
Today is the longest day and the poem chosen is a reflection of this.