Learning and Enterprise
Beautiful Night Photographs by Lewis Bergen April 2020
Essential, by Scotland's Makar Jackie Kay
Up, doon, the length of our land -
Aberfeldy, Ardnamurchan -
There's uplift, sharing; pass the baton!
A frontline forming, hand to fierce hand.
Shopfront workers, doon the aisle;
New-era queues metres apart.
The chemist's prescription warms the heart.
Delivery folk vanish, ghost a smile.
Volunteers at the local food bank…
Shy half-moon in a clear Scots' sky.
We leave with tins, groceries, goodbyes…
Clap in the gloaming when we say our Thanks.
And the sky greets with stars
And the bold birds sing
As we clink in our links in the Kindness line;
Holding absent hands for Auld Lang Syne.