Local man uses his passion for Greece in new poetry book

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Deesider Alasdair Gordon has combined a love for all things Greek with a passion for poetry to produce a new collection.

‘Eight Seasons’ is a diverse selection of poems and translations, interspersed with paintings and images to open the mind.

From Japanese haiku to Greek poetry and folk songs, Alasdair Gordon’s compilation offers a wide range of styles for all tastes.

Mr Gordon said: “A native of Aberdeen, I spent 15 years in Greece where I worked as a teacher and learned the language. I built up a collection of poems often written in the Japanese “haiku” style. I also became interested in Greek poetry and folk-songs.

“This book was started three years ago in conversation with Hazel McAllister, the Aberdeen artist who contributed a number of pictures to the project. She did some abstract paintings for my poems and this was the real starting point for the book. I was lucky to have my late mother’s water-colours available,and to get permission from other local artists to use their beautiful images.”

‘Eight Seasons’ is available in Yeadons of Banchory or at robertson84@me.com.