Lyn McCrave

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Lyn McCrave was born in Liverpool but has lived in Scotland for 46 years. She is married with two grown daughters and a granddaughter. She is now retired after working as a doctor in the Highlands and Central Scotland but also in England and South Africa. Her home is in Stirlingshire, but she spends part of the year in the Languedoc, France. She has always enjoyed writing and first started writing poetry as a teenager. Since retirement, she has completed a two-year creative writing course at the University of Strathclyde and obtained an Open Studies Certificate in Applied Writing in 2014. She is a member of the Kelvingrove Writer’s Group in Glasgow. In 2016 she finished a three-year training course at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow in Spiritual Accompaniment and now practices in Glasgow.

Photo: Alistair Pryde

A Butterfly in the Pandemic

Lyn McCrave shares two poems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Butterfly in the Pandemic Today, a butterfly, the first of the year, caught my eye emerging into spring, and brought me hope. For you too, little one, have been cocooned like us. Your playmates gone, wrapped ar…

Added about 10 months ago.

Writing Poetry: An Author's Inspiration

GUEST BLOG: Poet Lyn McCrave describes some of the situations that have inspired her to write poetry, and how the initial spark becomes a finished item on the page. How do I write a poem? For me, writing a poem is deep listening in the presence of the sacred. It is an awaiting and als…

Added about a year ago.

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