Work by Brenda Burkitt :: Poem by Gerda Stevenson
From Quines by Gerda Stevenson
Title of work: Another Time – Another Place
The remoteness of the Outer Hebrides forms the basis of ‘Another Time- Another Place’.
The work is inspired by a piece in Quines based on a tribute to Margaret Fay Shaw, an American who arrived in South Uist in the 1920’s to learn about its people and its culture.
It was written by two sisters on South Uist who provided accommodation and support to enable Margaret to learn about island life during her six-year stay with them.
This narrative interpretation was kept deliberately simple to reflect the austerity, beauty and simplicity of island life at the beginning of the 20th century.