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The Master

by Donald Mackay

would you get off my land!
he yelled at the walkers
waving his shotgun
at a vixen

letting her have it
as she slid behind his whins
both barrels bang! bang!
at the geese just in from Iceland

both barrels
but they flew up laughing away
and at a mole
moving mountains

well? this is a free country
as its liberator
bang! bang!
worms etcetera

bang! bang! till it was free from
insects
larvae
germs


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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