Recent Reviews for Lillian King
sair, sair wark, women and mining in scotland (Book) - 10/13/2006 6:31:56 PM|
I come from a mining background myself and can assure you that men were treated like dirt, ie the lockouts of the early 1920s and the shooting of striking miners in Wales in the early 20th c. Women rarely worked below ground; they were generally employed to clean coal - separate coal from stone and slate. It is a strange quirk of social conscience that does not display the same horror at men having to do such dangerous and risky work. But then men have always been dispensible, eg sent to war etc. Coal mining killed my grandad and my dad and a not a small percentage of our village men. The Burngrange pit disaster in the 1940s left men buried underground to this day. Thousands of men have been killed down below but as I have said, men are dispensible. They come after women, children and pets. Such is the nature of our humanness.
building the bridge (Book) - 10/13/2006 6:20:32 PM
I remember the opening of this bridge in 1964. Funny thing, we went by bus to see it. We went over a bridge and I was not that impressed - it was the Kincardine Bridge. However, the SMT bus growled along the coast towards North Queensferry and over the Forth Road Bridge from the Fife end. I was certainly impressed then but more by the railway bridge probably because I could see it in its full glory.
MAGNETIC NORTH (Poetry) - 11/12/2006 7:09:54 PM
I enjoyed the free flow of this write, simply beautiful!
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
TODAY I AM AWARE (Poetry) - 10/14/2006 6:52:50 PM
the older we get the closer we recognize our skeletal being yet but must not forget we are surrounded by a youthful and vigorous soul ...
excellent poetry ...
MAGNETIC NORTH (Poetry) - 10/11/2006 11:55:06 AM
Very succinct and uncomplicated. A breath of fresh poetic air without the reader having to strain intellect and perception in order to unravel sophisticated metaphor and imagery.
Somehow, without the constraints of gravity, I found my way from Edinburgh to London.
TODAY I AM AWARE (Poetry) - 10/11/2006 10:55:24 AM
Oh what a graceful way of saying we are aging..........
and yes I relate, I am 51........
this is good writing lol
TODAY I AM AWARE (Poetry) - 10/11/2006 9:51:44 AM
An excellent introspection.
"the scaffolding beneath the skin" is a particularly interesting image.
Richard Lloyd Cederberg