Duncan Gillies MacLaurin


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Duncan Gillies MacLaurin

Duncan Gillies MacLaurin was born in Glasgow in 1962.

He studied Classics at Oxford, left without a degree, and spent two years busking in the streets of Europe.

He met a Danish writer, Ann Bilde, in Italy in 1986 and went to live in Denmark.

He took degrees in English and Latin at Aarhus University and has taught these subjects at Esbjerg Gymnasium since 1995.


In 2013 NordØsten published Duncan Gillies MacLaurin's From Moonrise till Dawn. A Cycle of Poetry and Songs.







On the Quiet

When the sky turns pale and strong,

that’s when Venus comes along;

and the new moon finds his perch

in the arms of a silver birch.


Black geese swim overhead,

say their prayers, and so to bed;

and the passion of their quest

puts the doubt in my mind at rest,

on the quiet.


Now my sweetheart looks at me;

and she smiles so tenderly;

and I know she’s thinking of

the miracle of our love,

on the quiet.


Christian Meonia George singing this song to his own composition:

On the Quiet.


Read about From Moonrise till Dawn.


His collection of 36 sonnets, I Sing the Sonnet, 2011, is online at Snakeskin.

He blogs here.

His experiences as an ex-pat poet are described in the first issue of the e-zine, The Chimaera.


Gillies MacLaurin blev født i Glasgow i 1962.

Han studerede oldtidskundskab ved Oxford, forlod studierne uden at tage eksamen, optrådte to år igennem som gadekunstner i Europas gader.

Han mødte den danske forfatter Ann Bilde i Italien i 1986 og bosatte sig i Danmark.

Han blev cand. mag. i engelsk og latin fra Aarhus Universitet og har undervist i disse fag ved Esbjerg Gymnasium siden 1995, fra 2014 ved Frederikshavn Gymnasium.


NordØsten har i 2013 udgivet Duncan Gillies MacLaurins From Moonrise till Dawn. A Cycle of Poetry and Songs.

Læs om From Moonrise till Dawn.


Christian Meonia George synger On the Quiet til egen komposition.


Hans udvalg af 36 sonetter, I Sing the Sonnet, 2011, er online på Snakeskin.

Han blogger her.

Sine erfaringer som udlandsdigter har han beskrevet i første nummer af e-zine, The Chimaera.



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