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Scanning the Forth Bridge

By: Bell, Robin

187147146X / 9781871471465
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United Kingdom
135 x 216 mm 56 pages
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In this collection, eight trains cross the Forth bridge in different metres - including iambic, trochaic and dactylic.

This volume includes lyrics and love poems, some of which are set in the author's native Scotland.

Death, history and two World Wars are major themes. Poems are included about: an elephant trapped in a World War I trench; the opening of a 2000-year-old tomb in Cairo; and Red Indians at the Paris Exhibition of 1900.

Robin Bell's poetry books and broadcasts have won awards in Europe and the USA, including the Sony Award for Best Radio Feature in 1985.

His first collection of poems ("Radio Poems") is also available from Peterloo Poets.


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