Hazel Buchan Cameron
Biography of Hazel Buchan Cameron
Hazel Buchan Cameron has published five pamphlet collections, including The Currying Shop, which was joint winner of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award,2008, and most recently, Finding IKEA (Red Squirrel Press 2010) .
Hazel Buchan Cameron Poems
Wedding Poem (For Rory And Daisy)
This day will soon pass and what will be left? Everything… For what we celebrate in wine and song cannot truly be spoken or known.
Aim To Fail
Aim to fail, you may fail well it's better than succeeding badly. Don't be content with mediocrity, take a hit - be the one who never made it.
We drive like tail enders on a party conga in search of the Mecca of home furniture. I buy a wardrobe from the bargain corner, only to discover I must dismantle it myself,
The Fishing Game
They say they’re big fish when all I see are smallfry They say they’re a good catch when I would throw them back
Fear of hunger? Not at all. I will not prostitute my soul for a piece of bread
We Lose It
From virginity to fertility - it goes. From blood to lust, innocence to trust, we lose them all – they go.
My father – ‘Big Duff’, strode ahead with hounds in line. I scrambled on, always several steps behind. He covered the ground at pace, narrow roads, stiles and country miles of grassy fields; pausing only
My mother was a catwalk model before she married. Afterwards she kept her elegant ways; wore stiletto shoes with ease. The gold and silver, six inch heels
Fear of hunger?
Not at all.
I will not prostitute my soul
for a piece of bread
in your control.
Feed me for my value
to the human race.
Not for making trinkets
to fill your empty space.