Friday, October 28, 2011
52 Poems (week 33)
LM Montgomery's Kilmeny of the Orchard was a favourite book of mine as a young adult, and there's a short excerpt of James Hogg's poem, 'Kilmeny', at the start of the little novel. I've only just read the whole poem, all 330 lines worth, and you can hear Hogg's Scottish burr all the way through. Reading it aloud is more fun than it should be - and with a belly full of babe, or wee bairn as the case may be, it was a nice little bonding moment.
Because the poem's so long, I've only excerpted the final stanzas.