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The mystery of grace

Ron Ferguson considers the spiritual influence of an Orcadian poet.


WHEN people talk about ‘Orkney’s Bard’, they are most often referring to the late George Mackay Brown.

GMB was certainly one of Scotland’s greatest poets. He was a good friend and encourager to me. His influence was such that I wrote a book about his spiritual journey. This in turn led me to study the work of another great Orcadian poet, Edwin Muir, who had been a mentor for Brown. His spiritual journey was equally fascinating: an eminent literary critic with a Europe-wide reputation, he was a man in search of a higher purpose for his life.

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