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  • found in the poem Asparagus by Robin Robertson (form Switherling

    "...the dark tip --slubbed and imbricate

    December 15, 2006

  • Found in the poem 'Sea-Fret' by Robert Robertson from his collection Swithering

    '...the frayed

    pennons and bannerets

    of the tide crests,

    all this is visible now

    in the haar-light'

    December 6, 2006

  • A dialect word from Scotland and the North of England

    December 6, 2006

  • Found in the poem 'Sea-Fret' by Robert Robertson from his collection Swithering

    'percussive waves

    crash and recoil

    at the base of the cliff,

    slow and attritional

    under the east salient,

    scathing the stone revetment'

    The poem describes a gun emplacement/fortification at Tynemouth Priory, so here the word carries echoes of both its meanings. Else where Robertson uses words echoing to tie the modern secular usage and the ancient religious usage of the site together. See Claustral

    December 6, 2006

  • Found in the poem 'Sea-Fret' by Robert Robertson from his collection Swithering.

    'Shell cannisters gleam

    bluntly in the claustral light'.

    December 6, 2006

  • Found in the poem 'Sea-Fret' by Robert Robertson from his collection Swithering.

    'Rust, the penetrant,

    turns iron maculate'

    December 6, 2006

  • Found in the poem 'The Glair' by Robert Robertson from his collection The Swithering

    December 5, 2006

  • The name of a poetry collection by Robert Robertson

    December 5, 2006

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