Hello my name is Brian Shirra and I write under the name Scotianightpoetry. As the name suggests I am keen on poetry in all of its various forms. I began writing quite a number of years ago and that resulted from an unusual request from my children. Night after night I would read them bedtime stories and they soon tired of hearing the same old ones. To cut a long story short I started to make up stories and the children seemed to enjoy these. For some reason I never wrote them down and this often resulted in me being scolded by the children who seemed to easily recall the stories in greater detail than I. Soon I was not only writing their bedtime stories but had moved on to a great love of mine from my youth: poetry.

Throughout this blog you will find my latest posts and links to the many fine artists and writers that I have been fortunate enough to find on WordPress, Twitter and Facebook.

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Please note that all poems, stories, photos and notes are copyright Brian Shirra, unless stated otherwise, and therefore must not be used without express permission of the author.

6 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. In a rural, one-roomed school where my mother was the teacher, I was the only student in Grade Two. Mother asked me one day to write a story I could share with the 3 students in Grade One. I was thrilled. The only part of the story I remember is about a porcupine flipping its tail and sending needles into something or someone. The grade one boy shouted, “Porcupines can’t throw needles at you!”

    I was mortified. I wouldn’t finish the story.

    I didn’t write another one ’til I grew smarter and realized I could have capitalized on his outburst and said, “Well this particular one had verrrry special skills! I’ll show you why.”

  2. what a wonderful story you shared about your children and your bedtime stories, ty for that.
    i thought i’d visit a bit to acknowledge and thank you for following my poetry and writing, encouragement is always really appreciated. peace.

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