Charles Henry Soutar

(11 October 1864 - 20 August 1944 / Aberdeen, Scotland)

Shifting Sand - Poem by Charles Henry Soutar

Do you see that post a-stickin in the sand?
Just the point of it a-poking thro' the sand?
Me and Madge put in that fence.
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Comments about Shifting Sand by Charles Henry Soutar

  • Terry Craddock (9/22/2015 10:03:00 PM)

    A Stick In The Sand Or A Stick In The Mud?

    a stick in the sand hidden is more dangerous
    treacherous in shifting meaning than solid
    avoided predictable stuck seen stick in the mud

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Shifting Sand' by Charles Henry Soutar.
    Dedicated to the poet Charles Henry Soutar.
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  • Terry Craddock (9/18/2015 5:47:00 PM)

    Seems a stick in the sand, is more dangerous treacherous, in shifting meaning, than a mere stick in the mud. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (9/18/2015 10:17:00 AM)

    Earthy and gritty poem cast from wide experience. Good ink. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (9/18/2015 8:17:00 AM) much of toil n memories buried in futile sand....the pain of toil n more toil with no yield (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (9/18/2015 6:35:00 AM)

    'wasted work and vain regret'. That sums it up. Very figurative, instructive and deep. Kudos to the poet (Report) Reply

  • Kinyua Karanja (9/18/2015 1:52:00 AM)

    I believe there is more behind this poem shifting sand than usual erosion, The societal moral erosion like greed, hypocracy and naiveness. Smart poem. (Report) Reply

  • Mike Monahan (7/1/2012 4:37:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this very much. Mike (Report) Reply

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