The Conversation of Sheep

The Conversation of Sheep


Hugh McMillan

ISBN: 9781912147793

Binding: paperback

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This evening all
the greens have welled
into the sky like lilies.
The sheep are
stepping stones to heaven…


The Conversation of Sheep is a book by, for, and about sheep. For those who live in the country sheep are strange punctuation marks in life, chewing insouciantly in the background while folk are born, work, live and die below the great and sundering sky. Some of these poems feature sheep as bucolic extras in the film of life, others delve deep into the secret nature and personalities of sheep themselves. Hugh McMillan is an award winning poet and Michael Robertson, whose photographs also populate this book, is a shepherd who lives in the same village.