Saturday, 25 June 2011

Biggar Poetry Garden

We had a lovely day today in Biggar, a small market town in Lanarkshire. We started in the Biggar Poetry Garden where two of my poems are on display. You can read my poems on the Biggar Poetry website here and I'm standing next to them in the photo below.

It was lovely to read the other poems on display in the garden, including one from JoAnne MacKay, who some of you may know from her blog Titus the Dog.



There are also plaques with extracts from poems about specific flowers on display near the flowers mentioned in the poems, such as this one from Edwin Morgan, the great Scottish poet, who died last year.

Then we went for a very nice walk, which I'll blog about tomorrow...

7 comments:

HKatz said...

Congrats - it's great to have one's poetry displayed publicly, and in a garden no less. It can be a quiet reflective place where people can actually stop, read, and think about it.

There are also plaques with extracts from poems about specific flowers on display near the flowers mentioned in the poems
I love this kind of arrangement (I've seen it in the Shakespeare Garden in NYC's Central Park too.)

gabriellebryden said...

That's terrific and nice photo of you :)

Dartford Warbler said...

What a good idea, to have a public place where poetry can be read and shared. Every town should have one!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful! Such a lovely photo of you too!
xx, shell

Sandy's witterings said...

Well done on getting a bit more of your poetry out there (in the open air) and thanks for the little prompt to surf for some Edwin Morgan (I'm afraid I can't read the picture you've posted (it won't blow up)). I like his strawberries and now the internet presents me with a lovely poem about particles.

Deb G said...

What a lovely idea, a poetry garden.

marly youmans said...

Hopped over to see what you are doing and vicariously enjoyed your vacation...and now have leaped here to see the poetry garden--lovely idea.