Those who sacrifice innocent lives to politics and to the ego of politics

December 15, 2016

Those who sacrifice innocent lives to politics and to the ego of politics Will never find within themselves the spiritual tools to forgive themselves Or in old age supping with old memories and stacks of old calendars find The conscience long lost to such a bloody cost the last cries of our children Their curses […]

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Something about fires evacuation and the bulldozers moving in

October 26, 2016

Something about fires evacuation and the bulldozers moving in Something about all over again the massacre of the innocents is upon us From the pages of the bible those of combat the whole thing again upon us Something about doing the right thing and carrying out what has to be done Something about the clothes […]

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Child’s Play

September 8, 2016

Sun burnishes the granite, a blessing on the stone making it warm as human skin but still as hard as bone. Sculpture of the Fallen Christ like an erratic boulder: a child at play has clambered up to perch upon his shoulder. She rides upon the solid rock, joyfully, safely there: rough stone supports her […]

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Lion Of Scotland

August 8, 2016
Lion of Scotland - a sculpture by Ronald Rae

Lion of Scotland

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No open book of scripture is a match for a hive of bees

July 18, 2016

No open book of scripture is a match for a hive of bees Not words and their completeness but pollens and the drunkenness of their sweetness To see something of what it means to be inside the crowning of a great miracle Take yourself with a torch into the world of bees Witness the sweet […]

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Humanity first and politics last it was the great Mother who said this

July 16, 2016

Humanity first and politics last it was a great Mother who said this In grief we are all brothers and sisters the clouds overhead said this And the differences between us those differences are really wanting to befriend us Of all who live who intend for the soul that our humanity will never desert us […]

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I watched a little boy flying his kite no ordinary kite

March 16, 2016

I watched a little boy flying his kite no ordinary kite At the end of the string flying higher and higher Is a plum tree hanging with fruit How bizarre is this and how fantastically courageous A little boy given the gift of imagination That flying his kite the plum tree Will drop its fruit […]

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Birth

March 3, 2016

Tap tap, it is the waking time, The long release comes not from me, I am no chick to crack my shell but need the midwife’s hands, tap tapping out emergence with their pain and skill. Even deep in sleep I held a dream of sky, Of how I’d shape and lift my head to […]

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The world as it must become

March 2, 2016

The world as it must become Countries and borders dissolving Faster than God can blink his eye Migration is on the move Ronald Rae Tweet

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Before the magnificent illusion got going

January 31, 2016

Before the magnificent illusion got going Before my mother’s going into labour Before the breaking of waters Before the forceps mark on my brain Before God was thought of My birth-voice gave majesty to the unknown A voice from the crown of possibility The great waiting of waiting to be born My earth-voice a spate […]

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A spider was asked to give up the spinning of its web

January 16, 2016

A spider was asked to give up the spinning of its web and to go and live Where with human beings it could understand their sacred texts The spider of course cared nothing for this and continued to spin its web As for the sacred texts they remained unread by the spider But that was […]

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Book of Faces No 1

December 15, 2015

Book of Faces No 1 – pen on paper 8 x 10 cms. A series of faces seen in the London Tube drawn  from memory in 1997. Tweet

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Book of Faces No 2

December 15, 2015

Book of Faces No 2 – pen on paper. 10 x 9 cms. A large series of faces seen in the London Tube drawn from memory in 1997. Tweet

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Book of Faces No 3

December 15, 2015

Book of Faces No 3 – pen on paper. 7 x 9 cms. A series of faces seen in the London Tube drawn  from memory in 1997. Tweet

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Compound

December 15, 2015

Compound – pen on paper  21 x 18cms. A series of African drawings made after a visit to South Africa in 1991. All drawings from £350 – £1250. Tweet

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Drought

December 15, 2015

Drought – pen on paper. 21 x 30 cms.  SOLD. A series of African drawings made in 1991 after a visit to South Africa. All drawings from £350 – £1250. Tweet

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Ronald Rae’s Baby Elephant at the West End Edinburgh

December 14, 2015

To  see unique footage of the creation of the Baby Elephant go to the right margin at LATEST NEWS ON VIDEO scroll down to Ronald Rae returns to carving granite Parts One, Two, Three to its completion in Part Four. Tweet

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Cat

December 9, 2015

Cat 1991 – pen on paper 30 x 21 cms. A series of line drawings of animals and birds.  All drawings from £350 – £1,250. Tweet

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Cat Scratching

December 9, 2015

Cat Scratching – pen on paper. 30 x 21 cms.  All drawings from £350 – £1250.  Ronald Rae is not often lighthearted in his drawings. These animal line drawings are an exception. Tweet

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