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Sonnets from Scotland

This is the title of a sequence of 51 sonnets published in November 1984 by Mariscat Press, Glasgow, in an edition of 1000 copies, with cover design by Alasdair Gray; 2nd impression published September 1986 (1000 copies).

Contents:

Slate
Carboniferous
Post-Glacial
In Argyll
The Ring of Brodgar
Silva Caledonia
Pilate at Fortingall
The Mirror
The Picts
Colloquy in Glaschu
Memento
Matthew Paris
At Stirling Castle, 1507
Thomas Young, M.A. (St Andrews)
Lady Grange on St Kilda
Theory of the Earth
Poe in Glasgow
De Quincey in Glasgow
Peter Guthrie Tait, Topologist
G.M. Hopkins in Glasgow
1893
The Ticket
North Africa
Caledonian Antisyzygy
Travellers (1)
Travellers (2)
Seferis on Eigg
Matt McGinn
Post-Referendum
Gangs
After a Death
Not the Burrell Collection
1983
A Place of Many Waters
The Poet in the City
The Norn (1)
The Norn (2)
The Target
After Fallout
The Age of Heracleum
Computer Error: Neutron Strike
Inward Bound
The Desert
The Coin
The Solway Canal
A Scottish Japanese Print
Outward Bound
On Jupiter
Clydegrad
A Golden Age
The Summons

 

Complete reprints in:

Themes on a Variation, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1988, pp. 141-166.

Collected Poems, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1990, pp. 437-457.

New Selected Poems, ibid., 2000, pp. 130-151.

 

 

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