THIS vivid description of the Victoria Falls (Smoke that Thunders) comes from a new pamphlet of the latter name by Eveline Pye (Mariscat Press, £6).
EVEN in suburban Scotland, as distinct from rural England, the relationship of song-birds and humans so charmingly described by Thomas Hardy can be experienced at this time of year!
NO sooner have daffodils emblazoned gardens and roadside verges with their yellow blooms than they start to fade and wither.
SHAKESPEARE himself gets the last word(s) on himself as he considers the power of love and friendship in the face of mortality in another of his most admired sonnets.
GENERATIONS of fellow poets have lauded Shakespeare, including his contemporary and rival Ben Jonson, who said of him, "He was not of an age but for all time." The Victorian Matthew Arnold added to his praises in 1849.
TOMORROW is Shakespeare's birthday.
JIM Carruth was commissioned to write a poem to commemorate Aye Write's!
EDWIN Morgan, Scotland's first official national poet (and a distinguished teacher at Glasgow University) has been featured in the city's current Aye Write!