Monthly Archives: April 2012

Another Spring

On Monday, I went up to Oran Mor to watch Could You Please Look Into The Camera.  An old friend of mine is in it, and invited me a while back.  He was Pentheus to my Dionysis many moons ago, … Continue reading

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Da Monday Poyim…

Da Monday Poyim In 2008, MBH published Seahorses, her first collection.  Since then it has sustained me through summers, winters, hospital internments, secret sailings and dubious departures. Since then, she has been kept far too busy for words running around … Continue reading

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Good food’s miles better

On the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, a troop of four by fours arrive at Mansfield Square in Partick.  Stalls are set out, barbecues are lit (under cover if necessary), and for four hours between 10am and 2pm … Continue reading

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Good post day

I don’t totally understand how, but different types of post definitely have a different sound.  A pile of bills, bank statements and direct marketing will always sound as dreary as it actually is. This morning we had a good post … Continue reading

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Da Monday Poyim

Monday at da Magnifyin Gless is poem day.  I’m using a previously published poem of my own today, but would like to provide a platform for the finest poets alive and dead.  If you have poems that I can use, … Continue reading

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Pedal to the metal

Today, I went with MBD, the Boy Wonder and My Better half to the Cycling Gymkhana at Kelvin Hall Sports Arena.  This was a recreation of part of the 1901 festival, and part of this year’s Arches Behaviour festival.  There … Continue reading

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Submissions, an keepin on

Da day, I sent half a dizzin poyims tae a Scottish Literary Magazine.  Now, A’m been meanin ta send tae dim fur a start.  A braa start.  Bit hit’s aisier ta keen you sood as it is ta actually gjit … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

This afternoon, I took My Beloved Daughter to a literary event.  She hasn’t been to many, she’s not quite fifteen months.  I didn’t take her without a certain trepidation, and it occurred to me that the world would be a … Continue reading

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Come you in aboot

So, weelkim tae da Magnifyin Gless.  A’m a Magnie (I really am a actual Magnie), an A’ll be focusin dis gless on Shetland, Glasgow (whaar I bide), poetry (at I write), poetry (at I read) an iddir gair, as an … Continue reading

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