Heriot Toun in summer

Words for Winter 2011

A Valley Section

A Valley Section

I see the threaded dream
Of farmer, miner,
Steelworker, fisherman,
Lacemaker, woodturner,
Pug driver, nuclear physicist,
Teem and tap, settle and fettle
Whittle and polish, erode and radiate
The garments of your storyline
A magnetic attraction of elements.

Psyche sat by Kilbirnie Loch
Dreamt of her ancestors -

Hard work lies ahead
In the new land, She rests -

The radiant Hygieia will teach her
Of healing, poetry and the art of the smith.

Lorna Waite (from her first book of poetry, 'The Steel Garden', published October 2011 )

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