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Monday, 25 August 2008

wetting the baby's head in poetry

I was well chuffed today to see the launch of the Poetry in St Andrews Square gardens with wonderful words from Richard Holloway (Chair of the Scottish Arts Council) and Ron Butlin, the Edinburgh Makar. followed by a symbolic launch of paper lotus flowers with poetry on them. Richard and Ron spontaneously described poetry like a good quality whisky, something to be savoured and treasured in small amounts for it is too rich to consume in large quantities.

Poetry for me has always been a window on the spiritual, time for stillness and reflection which has always been how I have seen my whisky. This project has had its hurdles and its detractors so it was a real pleasure to see its " birth" with a metaphorical wetting of the baby's head!

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1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

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12noon -1pm

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