I am walking a new line, the line of the Dighty burn which runs to the north of Dundee. The burn starts its journey at Lundie loch in the hills to the north of the city and finds its way through agricultural, industrial and residential landscapes before it finally meets the sea at Monifieth, some 15 miles in length. I shall be walking, writing, drawing and painting my way along this line. I am being funded by Dighty Connect without whom this project would not happen.
Here is a start to my journey, a piece I wrote whilst walking in Lundie –
Slumbering limbs fidget in the breeze,
heavy with heat.
Violet vetch thread the curve of the track,
to the nape of the hill.
Drowsy, ruffled, whiskered corn,
lain this way and that,
by the dreams of horses.
He carries a cowboy gun and eats cherries.
‘What’s it like living here ?’
says the boy.