Poem of the Month
Poems & Blog
Thursday, April 4, 2019
The Poetry Roundabout meets on the first Friday of the month at 10.45 a.m in The Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling Scotland. Everyone is welcom...
Monday, May 7, 2018
The first volume of a bilingual edition of Alexander Pushkin's poetry has now been published - in Russian and English - in the Alma Classics series.....
Thursday, March 2, 2017
This is 'Thought for the Day' - my latest contribution to BBC Radio Scotland
Good morning. I’ve got a soft spot for the great city of Dundee, and for g...
Friday, April 22, 2016
This is ‘Thought for the Day’, broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland on April 19th,2016
When I was eight years old, a large Roman villa was discovered clos...
Friday, February 19, 2016
This is THOUGHT FOR THE DAY , broadcast on 'Good Morning Scotland', [BBC Radio Scotland, on 19 January 2016
When I was a small boy I enjoyed reading...
Monday, February 8, 2016
Hope is an unexpected letter.
"Hey, we love you. Please get better."
Hope is a voice from long ago
Ringing up to say "Hello".
Hope is a young and puzzl...
Try this one if you want to interest children (or grownups) in the music of words
Dong - ding - ding dong
(Sounding words can sing a s...
Monday, February 1, 2016
COLLECTING OLD CLOTHES
(While working for The Salvation Army in West London, I was often invited to collect 'jumble'. While some people simply wanted...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Broadcast on ‘Good Morning Scotland'- January 19th, 2016
When I was a small boy I enjoyed reading a book called ‘Through Space and Time’ by Sir James...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
AN EPISTLE OF THANKS TO MEMBERS OF STIRLING ROWING CLUB AFTER RECEIVING A BIRTHDAY CARD
Dear oarsmen – women tae - whae glide
Along the Forth at R...
FRIENDS IN SPACE!
February 19, 2016
Poetry is fun! [or can be]
April 4, 2019
May 7, 2018
In praise of Scotland's 'worst poet.'
March 2, 2017
Where is she now?
April 22, 2016
February 8, 2016
The Onomatopoeia Poem
Collecting Old Clothes
February 1, 2016
Thought for the Day
January 19, 2016
Writing in Scots
December 2, 2015