'Auchmithie Road' is a poem I wrote for a friend a few years back. We lived in the clifftop village of Auchmithie from 2002-2004 and it really is a beautiful, striking place - the kind of home you really want to get back to. The poem is on one of my postcards (see above). Recently Montrose musician Gary Anderson has put this poem to music...and I LOVE it. Very cleverly he used the opening three lines as a chorus - not something I would have thought of in a million years - and it really works. This is the second piece of mine he has songified this year (just back here I told you about the other one) and they are both great, I'm so pleased! Anyway, to hear the new one go to Gary's MySpace profile (here) and go to the last song on the player ('Auchmithie Road'). Of course you can listen to his other songs while you are there.
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
More about the song
You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.