Saturday, 18 August 2012

45/100 'Today we are writing axe-poems'

We are too late brothers.
But I think it was a thousand winters ago
Man with small imagination
Deprived poor sailors of silver.
Today we are writing axe-poems
Longer-lasting than any yellow ore.

[from ‘Crusaders in Orkahowe’, George Mackay Brown Following a lark]

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