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Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman
B. 1759 D. 1796
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. - Robert Burns 'Song: ae fond kiss and then we sever'
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
B. 1926 D. 2014
I travelled, however, mainly to find places to come to rest in, places to write in, oases.
Poetry, above all, is a series of intense moments - its power is not in narrative. I'm not dealing with facts, I'm dealing with emotion. Carol Ann Duffy
B. 1918 D. 1986
Have I not been trying to use the obstacle/Of language well? - 'Malcolm Mooney's Land', W. S. Graham
We are drawn to edges, to our own/parapets and sea-walls: - 'Apart', Robin Robertson