National Poetry Day 2017: the island in september by Gerry Loose

Today (28 September 2017) is National Poetry Day. Having spent the whole of September on different Hebridean islands, this wonderfully evocative poem by Gerry Loose (taken from the marvellous Scottish Poetry Library site) feels like the perfect contribution: I have become slightly obsessed about taking photos of the different flora and fauna around us on Skye, [...]

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“The best season of your life”

In celebration of National Poetry Day 2016, here is a wonderful short poem which captures beautifully the joy of living in the present and noticing all that is around us. 10,000 by Wu Men Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't [...]