History – Revision Notes

Image: West Sands, St. Andrews © Welcome to Scotland

Excerpt From History by John Burnside

St Andrews: West Sands; September 2001
Today
     as we flew the kites
- the sand spinning off in ribbons along the beach
and that gasoline smell from Leuchars gusting across
the golf links;
               the tide far out
and quail-grey in the distance;
                               people
jogging, or stopping to watch
as the war planes cambered and turned
in the morning light - 
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