Sunday 25 October 2009

Autumnal Weekend

Yesterday we wandered along the Braid Burn, which runs through Edinburgh. The part we walked along was yellow with autumnal trees, robins hopping around and the higher branches full of jackdaws.

This evening I was at the Shore Poets, a regular evening of poetry and music that happens at The Lot in Edinburgh. The highlight was definitely Nancy Somerville who read a few autumnal poems; a selection of poems from her collection Waiting for Zebras (published by Red Squirrel Press) and a very sobering poem about a struggling albatross colony in New Zealand. I bought a copy of her book and look forward to reviewing it here within the next few weeks.


Alison Wiley said...

Juliet, I admire how often and extensively you support and promote other poets' work. Generous spirit!

Jasmine said...

I love jackdaws, the way they hover...

angela recada said...

Hello dear Juliet,

It sounds like you had a lovely day!

Thank you for your kind comment on my now defunct environmental blog. It made me sad to post the last post, but I was just not getting the US audience, the ones who really need to open their eyes. I will still be visiting you here at every opportunity.

I hope you have a terrific week.