Sunday, September 04, 2016

Arts in Dumfries in Rude Health

The Arts in Dumfries are in Rude Health as Twelve People  Follow a Man in a Horse's Head and Four Girls with Pink Faces hold Smoke Sticks as a Machine Lifts a Cow

Not for the first time 
the town is being reanimated,
filled with colour, music and ritual.
Ignore the blank expressions 

and the cries of What the Fuck,
we are empowering the people
and what risks we take! 
It harks back to the time

the Vikings sailed here 
trading beads and origami herons. 
Our links with this proud race
are perpetuated in

a vegetarian stovie recipe,
our sense of destiny,
and the ruthless way we fill
in our funding applications.