Read by: Maureen Beattie
Abridged by: Pete Nichols
"The outer world flew open like a door, and I wondered - what is it that we're just not seeing?"
In the second essay from her new book SIGHTLINES, Jamie recalls how the loss of her mother affected her and took her on an unlikely journey
Five years after FINDINGS broke the mould of nature writing, award-winning Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie subtly shifts our focus on landscape and the living world, daring us to look again at the natural, the remote and the human-made.
"Kathleen Jamie, the Scottish poet, has written a book that transcends the definition of nature study ... SIGHTLINES is a work of intense purity and quiet genius and we're lucky to have it."
The Sunday Telegraph
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.