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Poem of the week: One day he came back with news … by Kenneth Steven


This poem, taken from the Scottish poet’s reimagining of the tale of Naoise and Deirdre, sees the doomed lovers enjoy a timeless day at an Argyll beach

One day he came back with news
of a white strand that ran for miles.

They sped there and broke out into the sea:
the delicious cool of it, the blue-green deep.

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