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Warbeth Cemetery, George Mackay Brown's Grave
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Warbeth Cemetery, George Mackay Brown's Grave

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Picture added on 06 August 2007
Does anyone know the meaning/story of the 4 symbols? I could make a guess, but someone must know the original intent.
Added by Karen English on 09 August 2007
Hi Karen

They are 'a sun', 'a ship', 'a star' and 'a cornstalk' from the poem 'A Work for poets' . The last two lines are carved round the stone.
Added by Becky Ford on 12 March 2012
Could you give the exact location of the gravestone in the cemetery? I'd like to be able to find it when I visit Orkney this summer.
Added by Bill Peterson on 24 April 2018
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