Poetry Map of Scotland, poem no. 196: St Monans

St Monans

A broken jawline
of staggered stones
speechless
before the archaeology
of wind and wave

Here lie the bones
of St Monans
the sandworms scroll
in their coiled
calligraphy

A monastery
of marigolds shelter
the shell-capped sage
from the ruins of memory
and disconsolate sea

 

John Brewster
published in Fringe of Gold edited by Tom Hubbard and Duncan Glen

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