Treasure Island

Edwin Morgan

(27 April 1920 – 17 August 2010 / Glasgow / Scotland)

A Little Catechism From The Demon


What is a demon? Study my life.
What is a mountain? Set out now.
What is fire? It is for ever.
What is my life? A fall, a call.
What is the deep? Set out now.
What is thunder? Your power dry.
What is the film? It rolls, it tells.
What is the film? Under the Falls.
Where is the theatre? Under the hill.
Where is the demon? Walking the hills.
Where is the victory? On the high tops.
Where is the fire? Far in the deep.
Where is the deep? Study the demon.
Where is the mountain? Set out now.
Study my life and set out now.

'Demon'; , Glasgow: Mariscat Press, 1999, p. 28.

Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2011

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