‘Antisyzygy’: An Escape Route

A Scottish poet maun assume The burden o’ his people’s doom An dee to brak’ their livin’ tomb. Mony ha’e tried, but a’ ha’e failed, Their sacrifice has nicht availed, Upon the thistle they’re impaled. Such is the famous cul-de-sac where Hugh MacDiarmid parked his superlative, 2650-line poem, A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle. […]


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