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Wendy Cope

Some odes from Wendy Cope to brighten your day. Another Christmas Poem Bloody Christmas, here again. Let us raise a loving cup: Peace on earth, goodwill to men, And make them do the washing-up.” HE TELLS HER He tells her

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The Queen of Sheba

A smashing poem this from Kathleen Jamie. The Queen of Sheba Scotland, you have invoked her name once too often in your Presbyterian living rooms. She’s heard, yea even unto heathenish Arabia your vixen’s bark of poverty, come down the

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Harry Baker + BBH

This is just so good!

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Fringing the Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival; a vast conglomeration of things, comedy theatre, art, serious and silly, poets and passion, music, kids stuff, events and exhibitions. The Fringe provides thousands of opportunities to indulge the bit of your

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Posted in Comment, Edinburgh Fringe, Free Fringe, Music, Poetry, Reviews, Theatre

Andrew Raven Trust

I don’t often post about what I have been doing, however on this occasion I will make an exception. I was invited to speak at a residential weekend held at Ardtornish House on the Morven Peninsula. This is a part

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Posted in Andrew Raven Trust, Comment, Ecology, Photographs, Poetry, Scotland, Sharing, Water

A math student Harry Baker performs his pun-tastic and poignant poetry

This is simply sublime! A math student Harry Baker performs his pun-tastic and poignant poetry.

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Requiem

This week I attended the funeral of my father in law, James Muir. Not many in the wider world will have heard of James, but I owe him a great debt. In the early years of our acquaintance I was

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Posted in Poetry, Sharing, Stories
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