Jizzen by Kathleen Jamie


Kathleen Jamie

'Jizzen' is old Scots for childbed. This is an amazing exploration of childbirth - deeply personal and lyrical, yet full of knowing humour and disturbing references to old folklore. If you've been through it, you'll recognise loads; if you haven't, this will give you a taste of the complicated emotions involved.


Oh whistle and I'll come to ye,
my lad, my wee shilpit ghost
summonsed from tomorrow

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