Poems that make you feel alive. Poems that rip false assumptions from your heart to leave you bare. Poems to provoke thought and provide courage to take on this damaged world.
Having experienced wild love and cancer in the same breath, the broad theme of Iain McLean’s work is the battle between science and romance. A dramatist and published writer Iain lives in the Guadarrama mountains north of Madrid with his family.
Poems on lost innocence: “To show nothing are our senses assigned / To keep the heart calm is what we prefer / But the face is a picture of the mind / As the eyes must be its interpreter....”.
Poems about that a lifetime of love and decay: "A river sculpture / Of floating leaves / Each one sewn / To the next by its stem / Elegant at first / Holding hands....".
Poems on terrible realities: "Yes, I had it all planned out; / Not until next July, I said / You should be sick of it by then / You turn up as if you had read / My thoughts; you and your junkie friend....".
Poems on God's joke: "By the marina we sit drinking gin / Carelessly, sunny and fine / As we bathe in the sun / And mood we are in / We get slapped with a parking fine....".
Poems on individual strength: "You stand your ground, fight your fears, / For a man you don’t know; a nobody / “Sit down! I have a meeting!” - you don’t / “You’re scaring the children!” - do not flinch / “He will die,” you say; they are silenced....".
Sonnets, haiku, nonsense poems, poetic tales, and tough love. Iain bares his soul in order for you to have the courage bare yours.