ANDREW Young's delight in watching the little winged acrobats is palpable.
POETS have always inspired painters - and of course vice versa.
After last week's, another July poem by Edward Thomas.
As the Commonwealth Games get into their golden stride, James Spence has Usain Bolt in mind when considering how athletes must produce their absolute best at a precise point in time.
ARTIST Rosaleen Orr of Kilbarchan is also a novelist and poet (she was joint winner of the McCash Scots Poetry Competition in 2003).
PERHAPS if global warming really happens, nightingales will be heard north of the Border in coming decades.
The Glasgow-born psychiatrist and international guru R D Laing (1927-89) was also an accomplished poet.
THIS is one of Wordsworth's best-known compositions on a Scottish theme (he made several enjoyable excursions north in the course of his long life and wrote sympathetically on what he saw and learned).