Winter Findings

Last night the ‘Merry with Flame and Song’ creative course came to its conclusion. The session was on-line after unexpected heavy snowfall over Orkney the night before. It was a happenstance occurrence that both disrupted but also gifted richness to the session as memories of a changed world were fresh in participant’s minds. The final […]

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SHIPS – launch day huddle

  Saturday was a gala day for the newly formed Scottish Highlands and Islands Poetry Society with successful launches on-line and at Waterstones Inverness. This week has been full of ‘feel good’ satisfaction at two events that both sailed smoothly. Just as ‘chance favours the prepared mind’ I think any successful endeavour requires a large […]

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Gratitudes – here’s the poem I read at the Spring Foy that celebrated the completion of my creative sessions at Age Scotland Orkney.

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The Shout of Spring

I offer more and more choice in my sessions, and find nothing is lost.

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Selected Poems Kathleen Jamie Last December I found myself with time to kill in Edinburgh. I sought out the Scottish Poetry Library. A low doorway opened into a light filled space where shelves of poems waited. There was an atmosphere of communion, of wholeness and freedom. I picked up Kathleen Jamie’s collection. It’s range continues […]

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Gabrielle Barnby