When it Works it feels like play

Ramsay Head Press, 1998

  • Index
  • All poems as PDF
  • THE SHEPHERD OF REMEDELLO
  • WOUNDROUS CHILD, WOUNDED CHILD
  • LEGOHEAD
  • METAPHYSICS
  • EXTREMITIES
  • MEDITATION
  • THE LIGHTEST SNOW
  • THE REAL THING
  • BLAKE'S WIFE
  • VERMEER
  • NATURE AND ART
  • CONCEPTION I
  • CONCEPTION II
  • CONCEPTION III
  • CONCEPTION IV
  • MAIDEN AUNTS
  • TANTUS LABOR NON SIT CASUS
    (LET SUCH LABOUR NOT BE USELESS)
  • THE UNQUIET POEM
  • ICY SWIMMERS
  • AT SCHOOL
  • RUSSIAN DOLL
  • THIS IS MY BODY
  • HONEY
  • THE NIGHT-WALKING
  • THE CRY
  • 'THE SOUL IS NOT IN THE BODY BUT THE BODY IS IN THE SOUL'
  • TRAINS PASS BY MY WINDOW
  • BY NIGHT
  • THE PASSENGER
  • TWO HALVES
  • COUNTING
  • IN PRAISE OF LIBRARIES
  • SCOTTISH EDUCATION
  • RIVER
  • KINGFISHER
  • LIGHT AND SOUL
  • TO NORMAN MACCAIG FOR HIS BIRTHDAY, 1995
  • ROUNDABOUT TREE
  • THE POET AS WOMAN
  • TRADITION
  • THREE TREES
  • RONDEL FOR THE YEW
  • RELATIVELY SPEAKING
  • WAITING
  • VOX HUMANA
  • LE GRAND COLLIER ARGENTÉ
  • IN KEEPING
  • ELEGY IN AUTUMN
  • WATER AND FIRE
  • ISLAND COMPASS
  • THE BONES OF COLUMBA
  • CROFT
  • THE CLEARANCES RECOLLECTED
  • LASS O' PAIRTS
  • ETHIOPIA
  • PRAISE POEM FOR THE BORDERS
  • CRY FOR HELP
  • THE BOOK REDISCOVERED IN THE FUTURE
  • CHAOS RULES
  • A POEM FOR JEAN
  • MALE AND FEMALE
  • FEATHERED HATS
  • DUCKS AND BRICKS
  • BLACK SEAS
  • THE ALUMBRADOS
  • THE PAGE-TURNER
  • SONG
  • A SCENE FOR YOURSELF
  • YOUNG MEN AND OLDER CARS
  • A STABLE RELATIONSHIP
  • TRUE STORY
  • SACRED CITY
  • ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN