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Why write poetry, Poet?
Although born in Stirling and growing up in Campbeltown, I have lived for the past 30+ years in Denny, Stirlingshire.
I believe in Emotion, Rhythm, Belief and Communication.
How did you get started writing poetry?
I began writing short stories in October 2000 after an accident. I joined the local Writing Group and an advisor, Kath Hardie suggested I come to Edinburgh at a session in Riddles Court to hear how others read poetry.
Due to so many farming relatives in the Scottish borders I wrote the "Farmer's Lament" poem and a collection of other poems about this horrific event.
I read my "Farmer's Lament" poem to great audience response, and after a few months gave up my past life and moved to Edinburgh.
I now often read at poetry events in Edinburgh.
Although knowingly in the past I have only tried to get 2 poems published, others have had some published in my name, in newspapers etc.
It was a surprise to see my name mentioned on this site.
My Name ©
My name is Jim McRobert a rare name it would seem
I've tried to trace my ancestors but yet to find the cream
My dad came from the Scottish Borders his dad and grandpa too
Near the village of Canonbie, this is my only clue
I've hunted for Certificates to see where they were born
Checked in all the kirkyards through records somewhat foreign
I've searched upon the Internet of soldiers gone to war
Hunted through their registers, caused a real furore
So I'm asking as I write this among all you folk that write
Is there anyone called McRobert who has access to this site?
Examples of poetry
Who are the Scots?
Air Chief Marshall Hugh Dowding (1882 - 1970) Born in Moffat. Joined the Royal Flying Corp in its earliest days during the First World War. As Commander in Chief of Fighter Command (1936 - 1940) he directed the defeat of the German Air Force in the 'Battle of Britain'. Curiously he was interested in spiritualism and claimed to have communicated with airmen who had been killed in action. Elevated to a peerage in 1943.