Poetry — Currents
‘The Race’ by Kate Shenton
‘The Race’ is a poem about a simple childhood game played on a bridge: Poohsticks. Yet, in only 57 words, Kate Shenton captures the suspense, lust and camaraderie that makes this game so captivating. Once you drop your stick into the river and it disappears downstream, scuttle across the bridge, lean over, and wait. Who’s stick will reappear first? Will it be yours? Only the current can tell.
‘Swimming from Balmerino’ by Beth McDonough
‘Three Rivers’ by Sharon Black
‘Hutton’s Origami’ by Finola Scott
From the River Tay and moving westwards on ice skates to the Isle of Arran, these three poems explore the myriad currents that exist in water, rock, flora and fauna. Whether moving, transporting, fishing, submerging or becoming, human history has always evolved with that of the natural world.