The October 2020 Poetry Roundabout

The Poetry Roundabout OCTOBER 2020 ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.’ John Keats – Ode to Autumn Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence First on the Roundabout this month is a poem by Staff Nurse Dawn Martinez of Strathcarron Hospice. The Day Care Centre is closed, but it keeps

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The August 2020 Poetry Roundabout

Poetry Roundabout August 2020 Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence If all the pens that ever poets held Had fed the feeling of their master’s thoughts, And every sweetness that inspir’d their hearts, Their minds, and muses on admired themes; If all the heavenly quintessence they still From their

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The July 2020 Poetry Roundabout

Poetry Roundabout July 2020 Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence ‘The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact… The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown,

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The June 2020 Poetry Roundabout

Poetry Roundabout June 2020 Leaving Lockdown (?) Edition Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence ‘…Fair Quiet, have I found thee here, And Innocence, thy sister dear! Mistaken long, I sought you then In busy companies of men; Your sacred plants, if here below, Only among the plants will grow.

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The May 2020 Poetry Roundabout

Poetry Roundabout May 2020 Coronavirus Lockdown Edition Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence Lovers of poetry, arise! Languish no more in lockdown gloom. The Roundabout – in cyberskies – Spins on, and still, for YOU, there’s room. ‘Tis now the merry month of May, When blossoms bloom o’er hill

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Making Music with Cactus – Song Cycle

This is one of two paintings in the Stirling Smith collections by the eminent film maker Norman McLaren (1914 – 1987). McLaren was born in the house which faces the Smith and as a film maker, was internationally known through his work for the National Film Board of Canada and

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Bannockburn 700 lecture

At 12 noon on Thursday 1 May, poet Robert Crawford will speak in the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum on Bannockburns: Scottish Independence and Literary Imagination, 1314 – 2014, which is the subject of his latest book. This is a rare opportunity to meet one of Scotland’s leading poets

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