6.07 / London Calling

The gorse is out behind Glencanisp

listen to this poem

The hill is a blaze of rapefield yellow,
formica kitchen table yellow,
angry bawling teenage drumkit yellow
though honey biscuit sweet
with pale primroses at its feet
a demure cuckoo across the glen
and dandelions and tormentils below
all yellow, yellow, yellow.


Mandy Haggith lives on a woodland croft in the north west highlands of Scotland. She has two poetry collections, letting light in (Essencepress) and Castings (Two Ravens Press). Her novel The Last Bear (Two Ravens Press) won the Robin Jenkins Literary Award in 2009.