Isle of Eigg

A Sweeney’s Bothy Acrostic

An Acrostic of Appreciation for Sweeney’s Bothy and the Isle of Eigg by Caspar Henderson Sweeney     In Seamus Heaney’s poem, Sweeney is  “wind-scourged, stripped/like a winter tree/clad in black frost/and frozen snow.” But the bothy has a warm hearth, the best designed garlic crusher on the planet, and a hot outdoor shower for use in rainstorm or starlight. Wonder      “How strange,” wrote Hugh Miller, “that [these
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