Michael Grieve



The first I saw ye
fleein lik ye waanted tae be ate,
a faery-wecht
grammlin i the licht,
I scooped ye
fae oot the growthie air –
a craitur sae weird
by wir ain wee burn.

Ye were at quate sae lang
I thocht ye’d ever bide,
an when ye went
it wis wi sic a glintin flit
I gey near cried ye




Michael Grieve is a graduate of the University of St Andrews and a current postgraduate at the University of Cambridge. His work has been published in Loch Diànnão, a pamphlet of Chinese-Scots translation, and he can occasionally be found on stage doing improv comedy.

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