Celebrate #WorldCurlewDay I will feature your published/unpublished poetry/short prose/artworks about this bird. Please include a short third person bio.


WCD world curlwew day

When Curlews Cry
They don’t stay long,
these longed-for guests,
split their hurried time
between fields and firth.

Strike frost, lift sand—
for old barley, earthworms, crabs.
Within a day or two, these rarities
will have flown.

Those wings we long to touch,
and us—lost to winter storms.

-Lynn Valentine

Our Home

our home by paul brookes

-Paul Brookes

Bios and Links

-Lynn Valentine

lives in the Scottish Highlands. She had her debut collection, Life’s Stink and Honey, published by Cinnamon Press in 2022, after winning the Cinnamon Literature Award in 2020. Lynn’s Scots language pamphlet, A Glimmer o Stars, was published by Hedgehog Poetry Press in 2021, after winning their dialect competition. She is widely published and was runner up in the Scots category of the Wigtown Poetry Prize in 2021.  The Scottish Poetry Library chose one of her poems in their selection of best Scottish poems 2021. She is currently being mentored by Niall Campbell after winning a place on his mentoring scheme in memory of the poet Roddy Lumsden.

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