The cover of 'Me and Galileo'

Me and Galileo

a sequence of poems
by Lyn Moir

40pp Paperback Stapled Pamphlet with full colour laminated cover
ISBN 978-0-9540913-1-6
Published 1st December 2001

£4.00 post free in UK.

Out of print

Lyn Moir was born in Scotland in 1934. Her childhood was spent there and in the USA, where her poems were first published in 1952. After a busy family and professional life, she began writing seriously again in 1988 and since 1990 has been published widely in poetry magazines.

Her collection Breakers' Yard is also available from Arrowhead Press.

She has recently returned to live in Scotland after 38 years in the south of England.

"Gutsy yet formally elegant, Lyn Moir re-visits love on the wrong side of 60 and offers wry insight and poignant truth-telling. Impossible not to feel hope and delight after reading Me and Galileo."


"This sequence records longing, lust, ambivalence, love and loss in a relationship started in youth and resumed decades later. While the voice is contemporary the flowing iambics recall Elizabethan love lyrics and the realism, wit and scientific imagery are reminders of John Donne. The writing is intimate, gritty, sensual and very moving. Me and Galileo takes Lyn Moir's work in an exciting new direction."


"Lyn Moir's poems are reflective, nostalgic but seldom sentimental - generous pinches of humour and objectivity keep them salted. Rich in poignant detail and sensual immediacy, these poems will go on being heard long after their pibroch is played no more."


Read a further review by Hylda Sims.


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