October 3, 2009
I thought I’d share this short poem I recently found in an anthology called “Scottish Poems of the Sea” at the SPL. I used it at a Nothing But the Poem session but didn’t get to discuss it long enough.
Mansie Considers the Sea in the Manner of Hugh MacDiarmid
The sea, I think, I lazy
It just obeys the moon
— All the same I remember what Engels said:
‘Freedom is the consciousness of neccessity.’
published in “Translated Kingdoms: Scottish Poems of the Sea” by NMSE – Publishing Ltd.
The next Nothing But the Poem is at the SPL on 6 October at 18.30. Maybe see you there?