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‘Da Seevent Bairn’, by Christine De Luca

(The ‘exhibit’ that Joyce Gunn Cairns drew was the skeleton of Janet Hyslop, who died after the Caesarean birth of her seventh child: see ‘The stories of Janet and Caesar‘. Christine’s poem is written in the Shetland dialect.)   Christine … Continue reading

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The stories of Janet and Caesar

Drawings by Joyce Gunn Cairns, 2011  http://www.joycegunncairns.co.uk   “Johnnie!” I drop the gathered stalks at Mary’s cry and look round. John is staggering across the stubble towards the cart. Mary is sitting in the shade, she’s holding my Willie back … Continue reading

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