‘Kintyre’ a poem by Carol McKay


In Kintyre, geology

looks civilised.

Tablecloth corners

drape its flat, ridged hills.

Walls of water shatter

as the tide presses.

Car air vents usher in

the tang of the sea.

Swallows are the commonest bird,

fast jets over low land,

flicking and yawing

all along this green road.

About the contributor

Carol McKay’s short fiction and poetry have been published widely over the last two decades in anthologies and magazines. She co-wrote Eileen Munro’s bestselling Scottish memoir As I Lay Me Down To Sleep, published by Mainstream in 2008, and was interviewed on BBC World Service about her ground-breaking ebook Second Chances: True Stories of Living With Addison’s Disease in 2013.

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