Poetic Justice is the working title of an event taking place in Edinburgh in October. The Justice and Peace commission of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh are organising an evening of poetry, story-telling and song on 11th October. I am very excited about this, partly because the Justice and Peace tradition of our… Read More »
Patrick Geddes is a name that comes up often in the random hotch-potch of places I go – the Scottish Poetry Library, (he’s the source of the logo “by leaves we live” geo-poetics, permaculture, education, ecology, philosphy, culture – he’s had his hands in them all. For a long time I thought I should find… Read More »
Everything grew tall and lush while we were away, and the flowery places have filled up with colour. The first roses are coming through, and the yard beside the house is full of scent from these albas, and the white sweet rocket that is in behind them. In the greenhouse, it doesn’t seem to have… Read More »
Last week was all about stones. Nest spaces, cairns, brochs, walls, scree, cliffs, standing stones, hearth places, earth houses, burial chambers. And birds, including arctic skuas, which I’d never seen before, and several daylight owls. It was cold and wet and sometimes windy. There will be many stone poems.