colin donati

  • Ancient and Now

    colin donati ancient and now

    by Colin Donati, Red Squirrel Press

    This is the exercise every poet may once attempt: translate Lewis Carrol’s Jabberwocky into your own dialect. Or in Colin Donati’s case, a precision Scots that is as reminiscent of Henryson as it is of the contemporary Scots we hear each day. 

    Tags?  Spirituality; history; language; nature.  Zen sits well with Scots poetry too, sometimes in the traditional forms of haiku, and sometimes in the classical Zen ‘surprise’; as perfected in the poetry of Ancient and Now. I have never noticed before the / brambles which hang over the drop / to the single railway track.