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The Auld Yin.


Blog Posted:2/6/2012 9:35:00 PM


I am situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. I create my sculptures and poetry in the scenic town of Bullaburra which is at an altitude of 2,500 feet, between Penrith and the famous tourist town of Katoomba. In real life I manage a small wholesale nursery here in the Blue Mountains. I propagate everything from African violets,Maidenhair ferns and all other sorts of exotic plants. I hope you enjoy my passion, in this case for poetry and the sculpting and photography of all types of exciting Animals .



I use the Scottish vernacular in 90% of my poems. The musical sounds and twists of the Scottish words used famously by 'Robert Burns' gives colour and with a little imagination and patience from the reader, makes for a experience in poetry which differs from the usual. They say the English language is hard to master. Here all you need as I have mentioned is patience of mind and no preconceived ideas as to what is normal.
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  1. Date: 2/12/2012 4:02:00 AM
    thank you for sharing..pd

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  1. Date: 2/7/2012 10:40:00 AM
    Hi Alex! It sure is nice to read about what you do, it sure sounds like you are surrounded by such beauty and creativity :) Would love to see your photography :D

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  1. Date: 2/7/2012 2:22:00 AM
    hi Alex great poem. I know the Blue Mountains very well, one of my son's lives in Sydney so it's only an hour on the train to Katoomba, you lucky man to live in such a magnificent place, say hello to the Three Sisters for me..David

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  1. Date: 2/7/2012 2:09:00 AM
    your piece makes me want to go back and visit NSW and blue mountains,alex.. unique write!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 2/7/2012 12:03:00 AM
    Just read The Auld Yin. It was wonderful.

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  1. Date: 2/7/2012 12:01:00 AM
    Hi, Alex, your location sounds very beautiful. Probably your poetry would be difficult for me (if the Scottish vernacular is quite different from English, I do not know). Welcome to Soup if you are a new Premium member!

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The Auld Yin.
Date Posted: 2/6/2012 9:35:00 PM

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