Saturday, 25 August 2018

The Poems: Poeta est in Silva

Title: Poeta est in Silva, Poems in Scots & English by Sheena Blackhall.Published by Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire.Printed by Thistle Reprographics, 55 Holburn Street Aberdeen. The cover image is of a Mediaeval hunting scene Cost: £3.00. Copyright: S. Blackhall August 2018 Some of these poems were written during a working trip to Glasgow, to liaise with the poet Sheila Templeton on the book ‘Autumn Voices’. The March Stones were produced during a workshop at Hazlehead Primary studying the boundaries of Aberdeen. Blue Planet Blues was inspired by the Sir David Attenborough film, Blue Planet. Music 2 was commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts for a specific project surrounding the Music Hall. (The poems commissioned by various poets will be illustrated as part of the project). Other poems were written during a trip to Rothesay and Dunoon . For the first two years as a secondary pupil, I was taught elementary Latin, but was obliged to drop it to study maths, which I loathed. I loved the fact that the poet was always in the woods. What better place to be? c.Sheena Blackhall August 2018

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