Monday, January 26, 2009

Top 10 "other" Scottish poems

For the Times (London), Gerard Carruthers, editor of a new collection of Scottish Poems, selected his top ten Scottish poems not by the famous Robert Burns.

One poem on his list:
Liz Lochhead, "Rapunzstiltskin"

A feminist poem that is indignant and riotously funny at the same time.

& just when our maiden had got

good & used to her isolation,

stopped daily expecting to be rescued.

had come almost to love her tower.

along comes This Prince

with absolutely

all the wrong answers…
Read another Scottish poem not by Robert Burns.

--Marshal Zeringue