“Our foot’s in the door”
“Here’s a ‘Thrift’ spell for you (from The Lost Spells): about weathering tough times, surviving on margins & glimpsing hope in hard places. I wrote it pre-pandemic; strange to return to it now. To be read aloud. Art by @JackieMorrisArt”
“Time to get serious KEEP ORKNEY COVID FREE ,
COVER YER FACE, YES both YOU AND ME”
On the 17th September 1745 Edinburgh was occupied by the Jacobites under Charles Edward Stuart (aka the Young Pretender or Bonny Prince Charlie)
“may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home”
On the 30th of August 2013 the poet Seamus Heaney died in Dublin
“If you have no sympathy for human pain
The name of human you cannot retain”
On 16th July 1439 kissing was banned in England to stop the spread of the Black Death
“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.”
The Battle Of Bannockburn.
Scots Wha Hae by Robert Burns.