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 Promoting Poetry in Scotland

Click on the links below to read a selection of Edwin Morgan poems. Morgan wrote wonderfully variously; his work is characterised by its energy, exuberance and the sense of a darting, restless intelligence, and includes dramatic monologues, unlikely personifications, science-fiction poems, and moving and often deeply visceral poetry about love and sex. The poems here are taken mainly from the later years of his life, and from his final book of poetry published during his lifetime, Dreams and Other Nightmares (Mariscat Press, 2010.)

From Dreams and Other Nightmares

happiness

the bearsden shark

at poppy’s

heaven


From Tales from Baron Munchausen (Mariscat Press, 2005)

my day among the cannonballs