During the Aberdour Festival 2007, a group of local people got together under the guidance of Gordon Meade, a writer from St Andrews, and wrote ten haiku poems about places in Aberdour that mean something to them. This Japanese lyric verse from traditionally invokes a vivid image of nature or emotion and is ideal for these poems encompassing history, nature and village life.
Each poem is displayed in the location that inspired its writing and the poetry trail will lead you through the village, past historical buildings, beaches, the harbour and other special places. As you follow the trail you will be able to share with the writers the atmosphere, beauty and history of each place.
The creation of the trail was a community activity, managed by the Aberdour Cultural Association. Supported and realised by many people, the project was aided by an award from Celebrating Fife 2010, without whose encouragement it may never have come to fruition.
The poems ...
long ago lives whisper
safe in castle stones - a haven
twixt kirk and village
Aberdour poetry trail – the castle
flowers and sleepers
station dog watching passing trains
where east and west meet
Aberdour poetry trail – the station
the sea beyond glass
boats moored inside picture frames -
knots and crossings
Aberdour poetry trail – the boat club
from pier bones to harbour wall
oak leaves whisper to pines -
footfalls from the past
Aberdour poetry trail – ladies’ walk
a relic of the past -
halyards ring across the water
Aberdour poetry trail – forth view / hawkcraig point