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“In Argyll,” by Edwin Morgan

August 19, 2010

Today, a poem that bobbed ashore in that shipwreck where the winged men went down in rolling dreck.

Edwin Morgan died today at age 90.  He was one of Scotland’s great contemporary poets. Here’s a link to a tribute in The Guardian, and here’s a link to his page in the Poetry Archive (including a few recordings of him reading his poems).

“In Argyll” is one of Morgan’s “Sonnets from Scotland.”  I read it it from his New Selected Poems (Carcanet, 2000).

Oops! I didn’t upload the audio correctly at first.  Thanks to the ones of you who emailed to let me know.  Obviously, it’s up now–enjoy!

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