This work features a vibrant selection of the best Scottish love poems, with each poet limited to one poem with the exception of Burns himself, that spans centuries and feelings of affection and desire. Through these poems many different kinds of love are explored whether it is sexual, passionate, romantic, or parental.
In 100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems traditional Scottish verse mixes with great literature as Bonny Barbara Allan and Jock o' Hazeldean rub shoulders with Byron and Hogg. Modern Scottish writing, from some of the most inspiring poets of our time, MacCaig, MacDiarmid, Morgan and Carol Ann Duffy contrasts with Gaelic poetry by Sorley MacLean, Derick Thomson and Meg Bateman.
Poems of first love, yearning for love, love in absence and epernal love are not grouped thematically, as in so many other anthologies, but seamlessly so that contrasting poems can strike sparks off one another, across the page - often with wit and jollity - to demonstrate that we experience love in individqal and inspiring ways.
Love and Revolution: a poetic journey through political ideals, love, loss, and life in the Western Isles. From the best-selling author of Soil and Soul comes this much-awaited first collection of poetry. Alastair McIntosh provides fresh insights into modern Scottish life and into being a citizen in one world through moving, modern poetry, including Homage to Young Men, a poetic collaboration with the band Nizlopi - of JCB Song fame - due for LP release in August 2006. From topics as diverse as saving the curlew to land ownership on the Isle of Eigg and the first Gulf War, Alastair McIntosh offers an enlightening perspective on recent political happenings at home in the Hebrides and in the wider world.
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