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A Scottish Eastertime

Lambs move like white blooms across scarred & pitted slopes wild hyacinths

spackle the shadows

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as chips of sun lift stones

& yellow daffodils

a steady drizzle follows us

down the coast

from Ayr to Ballantrae

almost to Stranraer

before the Scottish sky

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bursts its cold dreaming

of the madness of summer

when the sun doesn't sleep

& the stars crawl out

in the light

silhouettes tumble

into the sea and lie

in a forgotten winter

along Great Western Road

in the tendrils of a Glasgow close

swallowing the lamp wicks

the psalms of dusk

in the oily river shipyards

at Easter vermilion & scarlet

touch the ticking pendulum

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