A Good Cause

A Good Cause

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Tessa Ransford

ISBN: 9781910745250

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I have devoted myself to the cause of The People. It is a good cause - it shall ultimately prevail - it shall finally triumph. - Thomas Muir in the Court of Judiciary, 30 August 1793

This new collection of work from Tessa Ramsford is marked out by an authentic and unique voice, honed through a lifetime of dedication to her art. The cover photograph shows the author in 1981 when she founded the School of Poets in Edinburgh.


Reviews:

Tessa Ransford’s poetry is characterised by flexibility and lucidity.  Tom Pow

Tessa Ransford has never lost her faith in that powerful trinity – nature, love and, above all, poetry.  Edinburgh Review

Ransford takes the reader on a journey to explore the differences between ‘then’ and ‘now’, linking the reader to a world now lost to most. These poems question what it is to be both British and Indian, drawing on the author’s memories and experiences to celebrate and uncover an ‘Indian’ self.  Scottish Review of Books


Table of contents:

Acknowledgements

A Good Cause

To remember or not

A sign for our time

The Floating Iceberg’s Song

Dead statues

Crystal Ship

Belles Lettres

Let it not be said

Collie dog among the books

Hear, O Israel

Midas

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Things mustn’t go back to ‘normal’

Is there a country?

The only 32 Cliffs

Religion among the people in Scotland

Religion in Scotland

Contumacious

The Cycle Path to Cramond

Deprived

The Enchanted Bridge

Mornings at Insh

Women’s secret language in China

Rune for him

Rune for myself

Sheer Life

Rossal, Sutherland, in the mists of time

Disseveral Irish Couplets

Dundrennan

Pow Wow

Rescue Attempt

Glas fhairge

Not on the map

Camouflage

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Raise

Epithalamion

Girls’ song for counting cherry stones

Revelations

As I trod those stairs

Tea Ritual

beauty and freedom

Footlight

Adding to Favourites

For my grandsons

Lily of Raasay

Flos Campi

Barra

Chant, South Uist

but still a bird

Sentience

Aberlady Walk

December night, Edinburgh, 2002

Meeting of Gods

Rhymer’s Glen, Abbotsford

Stromness Stroll

An Exotic Sanctuary

Turner in Cornwall

broken and free

Poinsettia

Indian Leaf Butterfly

Mantra

The Loving Spirit

For Eric Wishart at sixty

Tribute to Duncan Glen

Poem for Zena

The Shortest Day

Vale

Yeats’s Grave

Marginalia

A Tryst

Trees for YES

Hope

Endings