About

At Freud's front door

At Freud’s front door

59 year old Glaswegian  and former psychiatric nurse retired to the Ayrshire coast and full-time poetising. Married to my Susie for 38 years…two grownup kids, Liam and Cassie.
Having been doing this for a few years now, and beginning to understand where the writing is going, I’ve worked out that my main concerns are:-
Trying to find a genuine dialect voice to speak of all things childhood
Trying to learn from the old Imagist blueprint, and fashion a momental
Trying to find an honest way to address the passions
Trying to paint my words plainly so others can literally see their colours
Trying to learn the difference between painting and sculpting a poem

I hope those who read will find something to touch/identify with/remember, be it a poem or a couple of fortuitously placed words.

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9 thoughts on “About

  1. I know the feeling Brian of “fortuitously placed words” – I’m sure you’ve read your own words back afterwards and thought to yourself “did I write that?”

  2. nice to meet you Brain, I started writing short stories and poems, (jingle’s rhymes …whatever) and try to insert a tad of Shakespearean dialect anywhere I can…methinks I too am learning, slowly but surely.. I try my best to sculpture my poems into a pleasing shape… In that way, I feel it adds instant impact.. xPenx

  3. Trying to find a genuine dialect voice to speak of all things childhood
    Trying to learn the difference between painting and sculpting a poem

    so many ‘fortuitously placed words” , and not even read your poetry yet, rediscovering my lost ‘child’s voice’ has been a revelation in my poetry and in my everyday. and as an ex painter, former landscape designer, yes, absolutely there is both painting and sculpting in our poetry. i find words color far better than my paint ever could. *smiles*

    just wanted o visit a bit to acknowledge and thank you for following my poetry, encouragement is always really appreciated.

  4. Hello, Brian – my name is Christine and I’m writing to you from Pennsylvania, USA. I am looking for someone from Scotland to help me with questions I have about Scotland and its people. For example is Scotland still split between Highlanders and Lowlanders? Please forgive my ignorance. I want to learn and understand the history and the Culture. My reason is I live in Cumberland County, PA – where the highest population of Scots in the U.S. lived during the 18th-century.
    Would you mind helping me. Plus my great grandfather McNair came from Perthshire.

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