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George Mackay Brown
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1921
Death: Apr. 16, 1996

Scottish poet, main subject: The Orkney islands. Inscription on the gravestone :

To have carved on the days of our vanity
A sun
A ship
A star
A cornstalk
Also a few marks
From an ancient forgotten time
A child may read
That not far from the stone
A well might open for wayfarers
Here is a work for poets-
Carve the runes
Then be content with silence






More information on http://www.georgemackaybrown.co.uk/ 
 
Burial:
Saint Magnus Cathedral Churchyard
Kirkwall
Orkney Islands, Scotland
 
Created by: Dieter Birkenmaier
Record added: Jun 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14535663
George Mackay Brown
Added by: Dieter Birkenmaier
 
George Mackay Brown
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George Mackay Brown
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The islands sing to me from your wonderful words thank you George. I visit you today at the honeycomb ...
- Anne Oliver
 Added: Jul. 5, 2016

- J.A. & D.S.
 Added: Jul. 8, 2009
Rest in peace.
- arianna
 Added: Dec. 6, 2006
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