ONE of Shakespeare's majestic love sonnets, reaching beyond the romantic delight of "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" to a concept of emotional commitment transcending time and physical change.
DO other people share my view that flowers, as well as fruit and vegetables, should be enjoyed at their proper times of the year?
ANN Matheson of Biggar is one of the three first-prize winners in this year's James McCash Scots Poetry Competition (see news story, Page 13).
HERE is Robert Frost, the New England poet-sage, wearing his philosopher's hat.
NOT everyone will agree with Alan MacGillivray's argument that Spain has in some way let down Scotland with its view on the country's potential EU membership.
ANDREW Young the clergyman, as well as the naturalist and mountain-lover, speaks in this philosophical fragment.
Sheila Templeton won first prize in the 2007 McCash Scots Poetry Competition with this image-filled reflection on Sir Walter Scott's celebrated quote, "This my own, my native land!"
Yesterday's poem took its title from a quote from today's.