The March 2021 Poetry Roundabout

Click the link below for the March Poetry Roundabout. The April 2021 Roundabout will take place on Zoom Friday 9 April at 7.30 p.m.  Email John at johnjcoutts@gmail.com for the link. You can also send a chosen poem, your own work or a favourite, to the same address by Monday,

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Further Meanderings of the Mind from Poet, Anne B Murray

In our last exhibition, Meanders, we asked people to share their memories of the lockdown with us.  Local poet, Anne B Murray sent in her reminisces of the first lockdown, and now has reflected on the latest lockdown. At Lockdown 2 [November 23rd – December 13th 2020], I started to

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The February 2021 Poetry Roundabout

Click the link below for the February Poetry Roundabout. The March 2021 ‘Springtime Edition’ Roundabout will take place on Zoom Friday March 5th at 7.p.m.  Email John at johnjcoutts@gmail.com for the link. You can also send a chosen poem, your own work or a favourite, to the same address by

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The January 2021 Poetry Roundabout

The new year has brought some new changes.  Not only is the monthly roundabout now being held on Zoom but you can download the pdf by clicking the link below.  Enjoy!   January 2021 Roundabout

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Calling All Young Poets of Stirling!

  John Coutts, Poet-in-Residence at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum is collecting winter poems to share as an online poetry roundabout. What is your favourite winter activity?  What Makes winter special?  What clothing, food, weather, or animals make you think of winter? Tell us in your poem.  Rhyming

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The November 2020 Poetry Roundabout

The Poetry Roundabout November 2020 Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence ‘What is the late November doing?’ -T.S. Eliot An interesting collection this, with translation from the Arabic and  our  first contribution on Shetland dialect. There’s a sober side, with reference to Remembrance Sunday. Which is why I’ve tried

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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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