Praise Song - Laurna Robertson

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Laurna Robertson was born and brought up in Shetland.

In Praise Song, she evokes her ancestry: both the islands, and the people from whom she inherited everything. These are poems of uncommon and unforgettable celebration.

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Market Street

My father, delivering War News
   one Saturday night,
found all blinds drawn
   all doors shut tight
for the fourteen lads
   who had marched off to fight,
turned a corner in Flanders
   and dropped out of sight.

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