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A phrase from a lovely short poem by Charlotte Mew: even though her loved one is no longer present to enjoy the spring with her, she decides she will, like the thrushes, enjoy it anyway. | Scottish Poetry Library

I so liked spring | Scottish Poetry Library

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A phrase from a poignant longing for the joys of spring from Christina Rossetti's poem 'Another Spring'. | Scottish Poetry Library

Another Spring | Scottish Poetry Library

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The final phrase from Shelley's 'Ode to the West Wind' - surely winter will soon end and spring will finally arrive? | Scottish Poetry Library

If winter comes | Scottish Poetry Library

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Gerard Manley Hopkins writes about the joy, energy and innocence of spring. | Scottish Poetry Library

Spring | Scottish Poetry Library

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The first line of sonnet 1:21 by Rainer Maria Rilke, from the Sonnets to Orpheus, translated by Don Paterson. | Scottish Poetry Library

William Wordsworth on Robert Burns | Scottish Poetry Library

William Wordsworth on Robert Burns | Scottish Poetry Library

Kidspoem Bairnsang | Scottish Poetry Library

Kidspoem Bairnsang | Scottish Poetry Library

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Bully Cat | Scottish Poetry Library

Bully Cat | Scottish Poetry Library

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Hedge Sparrows | Scottish Poetry Library

Hedge Sparrows | Scottish Poetry Library

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Poetry is... language in orbit | Scottish Poetry Library

An Ode to the Queen. Scottish Poetry Library

Poetry is... nourishing language | Scottish Poetry Library

A Man's a Man for A' That - Succinct and to the point, the title of Robert Burns' famous song 'A Man's a Man for A' That' reminds us that we are all the same and that we all have the potential to share a common dignity, whatever our circumstances.

Scotland - Hugh MacDiarmid's beautiful poem about Scotland and love of one's country. 'So I have gathered unto myself / All the loose ends of Scotland...'

Scotland | Scottish Poetry Library

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To a Mouse - Whatever our intentions, it's good to be reminded that things don't always work out as we planned. Here's an appropriate line from Robert Burns' popular poem 'To a Mouse'.

Best Laid Schemes | Scottish Poetry Library

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This phrase from Douglas Dunn's poem ‘Disenchantments’ was projected onto Edinburgh Castle for Valentine's Day 2010 as part of the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Carry A Poem campaign. Put it up anywhere, anytime of year, to celebrate love in all its forms.

Look to the Living | Scottish Poetry Library

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Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet - Robert Burns reminds us of the pleasures to be had if we were to wander out and take the air, in this short phrase taken from his poem 'Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet'. To be fixed to a door maybe.

Commoners of Air | Scottish Poetry Library

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