A scrapbook compiled by Edwin Morgan during the years 1931-1953.

from University of Glasgow Library Flickr.

Who is he?
Edwin George Morgan (1920 – 2010) was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance. He is widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th century. As a child he was not surrounded by books, nor did he have any literary acquaintances. Schoolmates labelled him a swot.

Pavement poetry:
Ghostly workers sleep below
They hear no rain or heel and toe
Think of them where the forges glow