David Donnison

david donnison

David Donnison is Professor Emertus in Urban Studies at Glasgow University.  His recent books include Speaking to Power – advocacy for health and social care, and Last of the Guardians – a story of Burma, Britain and a family.

A sample poem from Requiem

FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

Catastrophic loss, you said,
impales us like barbed wire.
Turn your back upon it – pull away –
its teeth will rend your soul.
Embrace the pain and face it,
then gently disentangle;
grateful for memories
that will some day make you whole.