Mr and Mrs Scotland are Dead (by Kathleen Jamie)

Original Text: 
Kathleen Jamie, Mr and Mrs Scotland are Dead: Poems 1980-1994 (Newcastle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe Books, 2002). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2003 International Shortlist).
1On the civic amenity landfill site,
2the coup, the dump beyond the cemetery
3and the 30-mile-an-hour sign, her stiff
4old ladies' bags, open mouthed, spew
5postcards sent from small Scots towns
6in 1960: Peebles, Largs, the rock-gardens
7of Carnoustie, tinted in the dirt.
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011