Steve Smart is a poet and artist living near Dundee. Places his poems have appeared include Atrium, Firth, The Poetry Shed, The Writer’s Café, The Curlew, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Poet’s Corner, and others. In 2017-19 Steve was filmmaker and co-ordinator for an online project called Poems for Doctors. Other collaborations include Drawing breath, a series of poems about trees made while working with visual artist Tansy Lee Moir, TRAWL a film made with Matthew Caley and Alex South for StAnza 2020 (also screened at the Berlin Zebra Poetry Festival 2020) and more recently THIS, an experimental online ‘interactive poetry reading’ made with poet Rebecca Sharp and incorporating the voices of several other poets.
Cup and ring
Turning at this middle stone mark
Driesh and Mayar, Dun Hillock,
Tom Buidhe, Tomount, Monega, Glas Maol, Claise,
Fafernie, t-Sagairt Mòr, and Bannock,
Broad Cairn, Lochnagar, Meikle Pap,
While the wind spits grey break rumours,
this little top lees a cup of sun:
be warm and happit here a sitting moment,
brim hill-flask full,
short sweet napped,
rest still as quiet ground
in a place well met.