Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(1/29/2014 11:15:00 AM)
Hi g. Yes, wouldn't it be a fine thing if we could get back to civilly sharing poetry and our views on it in this forum.... I don't think there's a traceable connection between them. Muir is a very common Scottish name. Edwin was born on Orkney in 1887 and your Muir was born about 50 years earlier in Dunbar - south east of Edinburgh. It's not beyond the realm of possibility though. And the non-materialistic outlook common to both was shared by many Scots until fairly recently. But we haven't yet completely lost the poetry or the values, though I'm not sure we have any poets at the moment of the stature of Muir, McLean, McCaig, Crichton Smith, or Brown - it's arguable nonetheless. Thanks for taking an interest.
(1/29/2014 9:43:00 AM)
What a wonderful and pleasant vision contained in this excellent poem, Jim. A great return to the intended use of forum. I could not help wondering if he was related to John Muir who became the father of national parks in USA. If you know of any such connection please let us know.