The man independent mind has cap in hand the day – Sits on its craggy spine And drees the wind and rain That nourished all its genius – Weary centuries This empty capital snorts like a great beast Caged in its sleep, dreaming of freedom.
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|Birth:||26th October, 1915|
|Death:||15th January, 1975|
|Profession:||Artist, Dramatist, Novelist, Poet|
Sydney Goodsir Smith was a Scottish poet, artist, dramatist and novelist. He wrote poetry in literary Scots often referred to as Lallans, and was a major figure of the Scottish Renaissance. He was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and moved to Edinburgh with his family in 1928. He was at school at Malvern College. He went to Edinburgh University to study medicine, but abandoned that, and started to read history at Oriel College, Oxford; whence he was expelled, but managed to complete a degree.
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