This powerful poem by Scottish poet Margaret Tait is the next in our series asking ‘what is love?’:
I didn’t want you cosy and neat and limited.
I didn’t want you to be understandable,
I wanted you to be mad and limitless,
Neither bound to me nor bound to anyone else’s or
your own preconceived idea of yourself.
Margaret Tait (b. 1918)
image: Ceramic Bird Pendant by Sarah Coonan
You’ll find Sarah’s beautiful jewellery and home accessories at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. Opening hours 10am-5.30pm Tuesday – Saturday.
Here is the second in our series of Scottish Love Poems, for your delight, in the run up to St Valentine’s Day on 14th February:
Sweet one I love you
for your lovely shape,
for the art you make
in paint and bed and rhyme,
but most because we see
into each other’s hearts,
there to read secrets
and to trust,
and cancel time.
Tom McGrath (b.1940)
image: ceramic pot by Tom Gaze.
You can buy Tom Gaze’s beautiful ceramics at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, opening hours 10am-5.30pm, Tuesday – Saturday.
Artist Tom Bishop-de-Main, born in the East End of London two years before the end of the war. Working from the tender age of 7 on a horse drawn bread cart. Tom has seen a colourful life from market worker, fairground attendant, rag and bone man to the Merchant Navy. (from Tom’s website)
Tom is also a musician, and has dabbled in writing, from children’s books, television and radio scripts to poetry.
A colourful life and a man of many colours, we are delighted to welcome Tom back to Inverkeithing to jam with us at the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September, 11am-4.30pm in Inverkeithing Civic Centre.
Susan McGill is a successful Scottish Ceramic artist who creates distinctive black and white pieces and includes words on them from well known Scottish song, poetry and sayings. At the Inverkeithing Arts Initiative Art & Craft Market on Saturday 13th December she will mostly be displaying and selling her product range which takes her unique look and transfers them onto beautiful gifts and homewards.
This range includes: trays, silk scarves, cards, prints & tea towels.
See more images of Susan’s work on her website