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August 20, 2010


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Of all the things that have been written this week about the passing of two great minds in Scotland, there is a gap. There is no doubt Jimmy Reid was a great orator and scholar and this has been covered. There is also no doubt Edwin Morgan was a great poet and translator (regardless of my own love/hate view on poetry) and this was also covered and will be more so over the weekend.

But nowhere have I heard it said that Mr Morgan was also a great speaker of poetry - a great orator in his own way - with a sonorous voice that lent more power to his words than I have found to date outwith music and the very best writing.

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