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Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Dead

Kathleen Jamie


Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Dead

Kathleen Jamie


Poem introduction

'Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Dead' concerns things I found on a local dump - where I shouldn't have been because one's not allowed to play on the dump but I'm a grown-up woman and I can go there if I want. I found a lot of personal effects and of course I couldn't resist but look at them, and there were letters, cards and what have you - and they were addressed to "Mr and Mrs Scotland" and I thought, "Thank you God." This is a sort of state of the nation poem if you like.

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