Poems for National Poetry Day - Poetry Postcards
|The Scottish Arts Council funded these poems which were commissioned for this year's Poetry Postcards. To get this year's collection of eight poetry postcards, please contact the Scottish Poetry Library, or to see some of the poems from last year's postcards please visit our Showcase page.|
Tae get your juices gaun we;ve
the brawest Indian food fur ye
caller oot o Scotland's seas.
King prawns hottered wi a sauce,
tomatay, ingan, special spice;
a yoghurt pickle mixter-maxter,
rice maskit wi fine rose watter.
Try Shabnam, a recipe fae
the fithills o the Himalayas;
a wee paratha oan the side,
Basmati birled wi mustard seed.
A toothsome dish wi plenty teeth,
oor het an sharp Jalfrezie
isnae fur the chicken hertit!
-jist for fowk that like it gey het.
Afore yer meal comes tae an end,
ye've goat tae try the brawest blend
o Indian and Scottish flavours:
vegetable HAGGIS fritters!
- thanks to Suruchi Restaurants and Scottish Language Dictionaries
from a hyakuln renga in Summer
shrivelled little figs
that never made it
to the table
swirling a late cup of milky tea
what she'd like is sunshine
wedding day breakfast
coffee with whisky
eggs over easy
like sprinkled pepper
these moles on your back
- David Connearn, Gerrie Fellows, Colin Will, Peter Manson, Alec Finlay