Themes and links to other poems

This poem deals with a relationship that seems to have reached a crossroads. Lochhead uses a depiction of a day at a flea market to reveal the problems in the relationship.

The poem also illustrates Lochhead’s obvious love and affection for Glasgow as she brings its landmarks and characters to life.

This poem would make a good comparison piece for View of Scotland/Love Poem as it too deals with a romantic relationship against the backdrop of the city at a specific time of year.

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