MugPoem by Edwin Morgan Available at Scottish Poetry Library

When asked if he'd like to think of a poem specially written for a mug, Edwin Morgan accepted the challenge right away. The result is Art-for-Everyday-Life: You can drink your morning coffee and begin your day with poetry. - A perfect combination for a really good start!

The MugPoem is available exclusively at the Scottish Poetry Library (SPL) from the end of January 2005 to those calling in person at the SPL. (No mail-order possible for the time being. Sorry folks!)

Scottish Poetry Library
5 Crichton's Close, Canongate (just off the Royal Mile, near the new Scottish Parliament at Holyrood), Edinburgh, EH8 8DT, phone 0131 - 557 2876, , open Mon-Fri 11-6 and Sat 1-5



Sip delicately as a snake in the midday sun,
Slurp hugely as a hippopotamus after a lumbering run.
Snort like a sow at the wallow.
Swallow as sweetly as a swallow.


Drain me deep
let freshness sweep
throughout your veins
to slake you, make you
laugh and leap
to old refrains.

© 2004 Edwin Morgan




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