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Kathleen JamieEssays and Poems on Her work$
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Rachel Falconer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748696000

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.001.0001

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Off the Page

Off the Page

(The Queen of Sheba and Sightlines)

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(p.32) Off the Page
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Kathleen Jamie
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Kathleen Jamie

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0005

I used to live there     scuffing

the reek and rattle of dead leaves

cycling inside the keep-out fences

digging things up    throwing stones

in the quarry    building and burying

tins of treasure. The world

would never be so close again

as close as the dirt under your nails....

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