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The Book

by Donald Mackay

by night while nobody is reading
words and phrases
and even full paragraphs
migrate

slipping from page to page
crossing the borders
of chapters
under the radar

of you dear reader
who wonder sometimes
haven't I read these words before
somewhere?

never dipping into the same book twice
the strangest thing
it always makes as much sense
as it ever did


Donald Mackay - Late Poems

Donald Mackay was a teacher from Caithness whose poetry pamphlets were published by Mariscat and in publications such as The Dark Horse, with which he had a long connection.

APoem by Donald Mackay
At the BallPoem by Donald Mackay
Beyond the Split StanePoem by Donald Mackay
CrashPoem by Donald Mackay
Donald Mackay – An AppreciationArticle by Willie Hershaw
Seeing ScotlandPoem by Donald Mackay
SS Great BritainPoem by Donald Mackay
The BeastPoem by Donald Mackay
The BookPoem by Donald Mackay
The MasterPoem by Donald Mackay
The VestigiumPoem by Donald Mackay
ThesesPoem by Donald Mackay
To the Year's EndPoem by Donald Mackay

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