Jackie Kay

(1961 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Jackie Kay Poems

1. Baggage 5/27/2017
2. Something Rhymed 5/27/2017
3. George Square 5/27/2017
4. Fiere 5/27/2017
5. Lucozade 5/27/2017
6. Gap Year 5/27/2017
7. Bed 5/27/2017
8. Keeping Orchids 5/27/2017
9. Between the Dee and the Don 5/27/2017
10. from Lochaline Stores 5/27/2017
11. Threshold 5/27/2017
12. Grandpa's Soup 5/27/2017
13. Castletown, Isle of Man 5/27/2017
14. Sound Of Sleat 5/27/2017
15. My Grandmother's Houses 5/27/2017
16. That Distance Apart 5/27/2017
17. Late Love 3/16/2016
18. No. 115 dreams 5/27/2017
19. Divorce 5/27/2015
20. The Mother Poem (Two) 2/14/2015
21. Baby Lazarus 2/14/2015

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Baby Lazarus

When I got home
I went out into the garden
Liking it when the frost bit
My old brown boots
And dug a hole the size of a baby
And buried the clothes
I'd bought anyway, just in case.

A week later I stood at my window
And saw the ground move
And swell the promise of a crop;
That's when she started crying.

I gave her a service then
Sang Ye Banks And Braes
Planted a bush of roses
Read from the Bible, the book of Job
Cursed myself digging a pit for my baby
Sprinkling ash from the grate.

Late that same night
She came in by the ...

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The Mother Poem (Two)

I always wanted to give birth
Do that incredible natural thing
That women do-I nearly broke down
When I heard we couldn't
And then my man said to me
Well there's always adoption
(we didn't have test tubes and the rest
then) and well even in the early sixties there was something
Scandalous about adopting

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