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Culzean Memories

Author(s): Rowena M Love

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Walking in the woods,
suddenly
scent of wild garlic seasons my stroll,
stirring the pot of memories.
Images boil into focus,
bigger, clearer, bigger, clearer
so real you’re there then
POP!
they’re gone,
replaced by other bubbles:
the castle, liquorice cannons standing out
against the sherbet coloured stone;
POP!
crenellated walls crusting the fountain-filled pie
of sunken gardens;
POP!
mallards unzipping Swan Pond,
enamel-bright against its pewter sheen;
POP!
spaniels playing at the edge,
shredding water to scraps of sunlight;
POP!
finding campfires of wild strawberries,
their embers as warm and sweet in memory
as they were that day;
POP!
Where aaaaa-re you? Co-ming ready-or-not!
Hide and seek through trees
sun-spattered to a Pollock painting;
POP!
A whiff of garlic:
a feast of memories.

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Culzean Memories

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Text audience

Adults (18+)
General public
Males
Females
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2000
Word count 133

Text medium

Magazine (e-zine)
Periodical/journal
Web (webpages, discussion boards, newsgroups, chat rooms)

Text publication details

Published
Publication year 2000
Part of larger text
Contained in Superfluity

Text setting

Leisure/entertainment
Private/personal

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 1068
Forenames Rowena
Initials M
Surname Love
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1960
Educational attainment University, PCGE and Maîtrise
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Teacher and writer
Place of birth Dumbarton
Region of birth Dunbarton
Birthplace CSD dialect area Dnbt
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Troon
Region of residence S Ayr
Residence CSD dialect area Ayr
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Master Mariner and Teacher
Father's place of birth Glasgow
Father's region of birth Glasgow
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Nurse
Mother's place of birth Rankinston
Mother's region of birth N Ayr
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Ayr
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes At work and home
French Yes Yes Yes Yes At work, on holiday
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes At home, occasionally at work

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