Love Poems: A Personal Anthology A collection of poems by
Burns, Byron, and McDiarmid, other less familiar poets, and
those living today. No attempt has been made to represent any
particular poet, or to include any poem out of dutiful respect.
This anthology is based solely on Lady Antonia Fraser's personal
choice of the best scottish love poems. Scottish
Scottish Poets (Canongate Classics... A fine selection of
the best works by three of Scotland's best-known and best-loved
Morgan and Liz
Lochhead. Scottish Poetry.
Behind the Castle: Edinburgh Poems The Edinburgh of Angus
Calder's poems is not the city of summer tourism and landmark
buildings. It is the all-the-year-round arena of lingering mists
or brilliant sunlight on grey stone, where seagulls and pigeons
command the early-morning streets, curlers sweep their ice at
Murrayfield and coarse sportsmen revel on the Meadows.
Burns: The Lassies Robert Burns was fond of women, and his
well-documented affairs have earned him a reputation as a rake
and womaniser. It was said that he couldn't just admire a lass,
he would fall head-over-heels. And every woman that Burns loved
became a flawless beauty with an equally flawless character.
During his short life Burns wrote a great deal of poetry to
or about women. Some were written as love poems or songs, intended
to sway the heart of whoever had caught his eye, others in honour
of a more casual acquaintance whose beauty or talents had impressed
him in some way. Others were composed simply as a form of thank
you. This is a collection of all these poems, each accompanied
by a detailed history of Burns' relationship with the subject.
Was he the philanderer and rake he's said to be? George Scott
Wilkie looks at the letters, poems and sonnets - a collection
covering over 80 women from his first flighty glance of a haughty
laird's daughter, through the women who fathered his children
to the delectable, unattainable Clarinda.
Cave, the Poems of Ossian and... Celtic Christianity. On
the isolated island of Staffa, near Iona in the Inner Hebrides
of Scotland, an extraordinary collection of stalactites compressed
by the surging water creates not only a cathedral-like space
inside a cave but also perpetual sound, as the wind and water
ebb and flow. This place is called Fingal's cave. a source of
mystery, spiritual insight and artistic inspiration for centuries.
Mendelssohn and Turner were fascinated by it. Esoteric philosopher
and educationalist Rudolf Steiner thought that Fingal - the
chief of the ancient Celts, who preserved their religion and
culture against pagan marauders, was the great pre-Christian
initiate. The cave looms large in the fragmentary poems of Ossian,
collected by the 18th century poet James Macpherson. The poems,
subject of controversy even to this day, were a great influence
on Enlightenment and Romantic figures as diverse as Thomas Jefferson,
Walt Whitman, James Fenimoore Cooper, Dickens and many others.
Napolean kept the poems of Ossian with him during his Russian
campaign. He even commissioned paintings depicting scenes from
the poetry and hung them at his country retreat outside Paris.
This work explores the meaning of Fingal's initiation rite,
the development of Celtic culture, customs and influence into
modern times, and its revival once again today. Scottish Poetry.
Poems to Be Read Aloud: Yin or Twa... A collection of the
popular and the more obscure chosen from the collection of poetry
in Scots and put together by well known storyteller Stuart McHardy
- One of the great strengths of Scots is its capacity for strong
rhythm and rhyme - Inspired by Tom Atkinson's Poems to be Read
Aloud: A Victorian Drawing Room Entertainment - With a tendency
towards the humorous it has everything from great works of art
to simple pieces - Includes poems from Older Scots to Modern
Scots - Stuart is also author of Scotland: Myth, Legend and
Folklore, Edinburgh and Leith Pub Guide and the soon to be released
Druidesses: the Nine Maidens. Scottish
Robert Burns: Verse,... Although recognized throughout the
world, the poems of Robert Burns are rarely understood. Many
lovers of his poetry and songs have struggled with the meanings
of many of the bard's words. This book aims to give readers
an immediate understanding of 138 of his poems. Opposite every
stanza of each poem, the meaning of what Burns wrote is given,
along with a glossary. Thus, alongside lines from "Ode
to a Mouse" ("Wee sleekit, cow'rin', tim'rous beastie,
Oh, what a panic's in thy breastie!") the author explains
that "Burns is doing his utmost to assure this terrified
little creature that it is quite safe, that he has no intention
of causing it any harm".
Writer: The Eventful Life of... Sergeant Joe Lee, Scotland's
Forgotten War Poet. Artist, poet, journalist, Black Watch soldier,
prisoner of war and literary outcast – Joseph Johnston
Lee lived a more eventful life than most. As a young man he
travelled far and wide on board ocean steamers, always making
sketches of the places he visited and always, in the end, returning
to his home town of Dundee. During the First World War he fought
with the Black Watch in the trenches, sending back poems and
sketches that told vividly of the realities of war. His poems
struck a chord with the people of Dundee, and indeed with the
whole country, being widely published. Scottish Poetry.
Scottish Poetry Although Scottish poetry gained an increasingly
high profile towards the end of the twentieth century, this
groundbreaking work is the first book length study of the field.
Christopher Whyte takes significant collections by 20 poets
writing in English, Scots and Gaelic as the starting point for
an examination of their whole career and of the connections
between them. Poets featured include Sorley MacLean, Edwin Muir,
George Campbell Hay, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Edwin Morgan, Tom
Leonard, W.S. Graham, Iain Crichton Smith, Liz Lochhead, Douglas
Dunn, Kathleen Jamie, Carol Ann Duffy and Aonghas MacNeacail.
Triumph Tree: Scotland's Earliest... Poetry AD550-1350.
Bringing together the poetry of five languages - Latin, Welsh,
Gaelic, Anglo Saxon and Norse, these translations ranging from
war to religion, nature to love, the quality and power of these
poems serve as a window to the vanished world of Scotland's
past from which they sprang. Scottish
Faber Book of 20th Century Scottish... Poetry. In the 1920s,
Scottish poetry, personified by Hugh MacDiarmid, asserted its
independence, categorically denying the claim that there was
no difference between English and Scottish literature. Though
nationality is often considered a lesser, narrower ideal than
poetry, in this case the polemical response has been enabling
to rider and writer alike. In this anthology poets such as MacDiarmid,
Edwin Muir, Sorley MacLean and Norman MacCaig as well as that
of expatriates like Andrew Young and W.S. Graham are included.
Scottish Poetry Compiled to help meet the requirements of
the English and Communication Higher Still, this anthology:
draws on a wide range of Scottish poets; contains work of contemporary
poets; raises issues of significance to students; and offers
activities designed to help students achieve their best.
the Windae In readable and simple poetry, Reilly succeeds
in taking us back to an era when poverty existed side by side
with loyalty, friendship and neighbourliness. Witness the ups
and downs of Reilly's childhood, enjoy the unique Glasgow dialect
and pass on the news of this unheralded piece of work to the
wider masses, where it deserves to succeed.
An - The Flood: Anthology of... f 20th-century Scottish
Gaelic Verse. This collection traces 100 years of Gaelic verse
and includes both "high" and "low" poetry,
children's verse and nonsense rhymes, as well as the serious,
intellectual verse of the 1940s and 1950s. Each poem has a facing
English translation, and the introduction sets the poems into
their cultural and literary context. Poets include Domhnall
Ruadh Choruna, Sorley Maclean and George Campbell Hay. Scottish
Poems and Songs of Burns A selection of songs and lyrical
poems by Robert Burns. Longer poems such as "Tam O'Shanter"
and "The Cotter's Saturday Night" are also included.
Lovers of Burn's poetry should find this selection enjoyable.
It also provides an introduction for those unfamiliar with his
Canongate Burns (Canongate Classics... A collection of the
poems and songs of Robert Burns, with an extensive introduction
on the complex social fabric of his life, explanatory notes
and a full Scots glossary. It prints the poems in the order
of their first appearance, giving insights into the reception
of his work. Scottish
(Oxford Paperbacks) This edition of Burns's poems and songs
is taken from Professor Kinsley's three-volume Oxford English
Texts edition (Clarendon Press ) hailed as the first really
scholarly and critical edition for more than seventy years.
Contains all of Burns's writings, including those reasonably
attributed to him. Scottish
Encyclopedia of Scotland (Salt... The Encyclopedia of Scotland
is a passionate invocation to a Muse at once abundant and excruciating,
a performance poem for soul-voice and attendant daemons. At
one time performed by Finch with a musical ensemble, this rhythmic
feast enacts a complex ritual of self-initiation into the realm
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