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Christine De Luca – Veeve

Da wirld, shrukken tae window-peen,
hadds hits breath. A moarnin scene
wi licht – döless an dour – drittlin
trowe syer-cloots afore waarmin
peerie-wyes tae opalled scumble.

The world, shrunk to a window-pane,
holds its breath. A morning scene
with light – listless and dour – seeps
through a muslin cloud before warming
gently to opalled scumble

from ‘Veeve’ [adj: vivid, clearly seen]

This is Christine De Luca’s first full collection for some time and, as Tom Pow notes on the cover, ‘is alive with outward-looking, generous poems’ both in English and Shetlandic, her mother tongue.

Christine De Luca lives in Edinburgh and was the city’s Makar from 2014 to 2017.

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MARISCAT PRESS ISBN 978 1 18384509 0 8