Date for your diary

4 Dec

On the 17th December the new quote for The Scottish Parliament outside wall will be announced.   For those of you who have not seen the outside wall it is populated with quotes, some from poems and novels, and even one or two from the Bible. 

The quotes have a wide range, my two personal favorites are the now well known quote from Alasdair Gray “Work as if you lived in the early days of a better nation” and from the book of Proverbs “Say but little and say it well” perhapse a reminder to those debating inside.

It is a delightful example of how poetry and words can be incorporated into architecture and life.  And with great wisdom many of the stones were left blank so that quotes could be added over time, reflecting that the parliament, our creative life and Scotland itself is a story yet to be completed.

I awaite the announcement with anticipation.

3 Responses to “Date for your diary”

  1. Auj December 8, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    So love your blog! I am a major fan of poetry as well. Love Pablo Neruda and the likes. 🙂

  2. alumpinthethroat December 10, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    Thank Auj,

    My blog is still new and I’m still growing my following so it is so nice to get such lovely feedback.

  3. Auj December 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    hey add me up in your blogroll:


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