In an impressionist way, random
Images I am going now to set down.
We often visited my grandparents
When they lived in this most fine market town.
Their native Edinburgh far distant,
Directing the college in my first year
At St Chad's you cut a striking figure,
Your mane of white hair well-known. Without fear
You ran the ship with kindness and vigor.
Theologians know y...
Death has taken some good friends from my sight,
Above all, John Jones and Dr Hilmi.
The latter hailed from Kurdistan, the site
Of his birth Sulaymaniyah, to me
A place exotic. A fine sci...
My cousin Samantha in New Guinea
And the Torres Islands lived as a child.
This helped make her the woman she would be;
I prefer a climate somewhat more mild.
She's in New York now, a ...