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Jim McRobert
Scotland



E-mail Address: jim_mcrobert@hotmail.com
Please include the word 'POETRY' in the subject line of any email you send.

Why write poetry, Poet?

Although born in Stirling and growing up in Campbeltown, I have lived for the past 30+ years in Denny, Stirlingshire. I believe in Emotion, Rhythm, Belief and Communication.

How did you get started writing poetry?

I began writing short stories in October 2000 after an accident. I joined the local Writing Group and an advisor, Kath Hardie suggested I come to Edinburgh at a session in Riddles Court to hear how others read poetry.

Due to so many farming relatives in the Scottish borders I wrote the "Farmer's Lament" poem and a collection of other poems about this horrific event.

I read my "Farmer's Lament" poem to great audience response, and after a few months gave up my past life and moved to Edinburgh. I now often read at poetry events in Edinburgh.

Publications

Although knowingly in the past I have only tried to get 2 poems published, others have had some published in my name, in newspapers etc. It was a surprise to see my name mentioned on this site.

My Name ©

Jim McRobert
Edinburgh, Scotland

My name is Jim McRobert a rare name it would seem
I've tried to trace my ancestors but yet to find the cream
My dad came from the Scottish Borders his dad and grandpa too
Near the village of Canonbie, this is my only clue
I've hunted for Certificates to see where they were born
Checked in all the kirkyards through records somewhat foreign
I've searched upon the Internet of soldiers gone to war
Hunted through their registers, caused a real furore
So I'm asking as I write this among all you folk that write
Is there anyone called McRobert who has access to this site?

Examples of poetry

  1. A Bit o' Banter
     
  2. A Ghost of a Chance
     
  3. A Nightmare?
     
  4. A Last Lifeline
     
  5. All In a Day's Work
     
  6. Beggar's Belief
     
  7. Boarding School - A Visit to HELL
     
  8. Climb
     
  9. Dear Tony
     
  10. Emotional Stuff
     
  11. End of Hope
     
  12. Foot and Mouth
     
  13. G8/Sir Bob he told the masses Im sick of all their talk
     
  14. Granny's Contribution
     
  15. Ina
     
  16. In Ancient Sport
     
  17. In Tribute to a Foreign Beast
     
  18. Lonely
     
  19. Lorna
     
  20. Love in the Court of King James V1
     
  21. Message From an Unborn Child
     
  22. My Day
     
  23. My Name
     
  24. Not Proven
  1. Old Lazy Bones
     
  2. Oor National Press
     
  3. Promise
     
  4. Raising of Hell
     
  5. Sold
     
  6. TEARS FOR THE CHILDREN
     
  7. Tell me Holy Men
     
  8. The Body Hunters in Aftermath
     
  9. The Contract
     
  10. The Day we Stuffed the Generals
     
  11. The Eczema Nurse, Dalrymple
     
  12. The Farmer's Lament
     
  13. The Fisherman
     
  14. The Game
     
  15. The Hat
     
  16. The Master
     
  17. The Pipe
     
  18. The Playwright
     
  19. The Sang
     
  20. Thi Rock o Dunaverty
     
  21. Who Said Biscuit?
     
  22. Wind on my Back
     
  23. Within the Rift
Examples of Songs
  1. Drummossie Moor
     
  2. Oor Scottish Yob
     
  3. The Pain of Yesterday
     
  4. WHY?

Who are the Scots?

St Patrick born at Dumbarton, David Livingstone (Blantyre), Mary Slessor, Robert Moffat and John Love, spread Christianity across the world.





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