Old Ghosts

For our third trip out to Balgay and it's environs we visit the old Balgay graveyard. We invoke the spirits of Dylan Thomas and Emily Dickinson, amongst so many others. We write in the session, we create off the cuff. The Tay today lifts my spirits Above those rested here Who chose this prime view from the hill And can't ever really be laid to rest Matthew Knights Who knew you could have so much fun in a graveyard? Over the weeks we are running the sessions I have invited mem

Bards of Balgay Hill

The Bridge The bridge careers Across the gulf The Dundee Straits The Costa Del Tay Waiting for the day The world again visits Dundee Smog free and glistening A new city Beside a river of pearls Matthew Knights A beautiful day of sunshine for our second creative writing group on Balgay hill. This group is part of a project of Knights Theatre to develop Ewan MacColl: Manchester Rambler, a play about the folk singer and his relationship to the history of access to the countrysid