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Sweeping through your Scotch Broom,
weeping over your cobblestones,
lilting around the columns of Calton Hill,
is an Age of Reason so brilliantly brooding,
some nights I am kept awake
listening to Pendragon's breath caress Arthur's Seat,
and whispers drip from sills on Ramsay Street.

Though roots may drink from a sleepless night,
when morning light creeps through the curtains,
my love for you is renewed.



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  1. Date: 1/13/2015 3:32:00 PM
    Come on by to wish you a happy new year my friend,,,and i find a poem unseen by me before,,one i truly love,, i am admirer of this fine city and visited many times,,,,,

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 2:21:00 AM
    Chris, you brought me there. The proper names of streets mingled with tender descriptions of the city make it so feel-able.

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Bless you Chris, and thanks for support and hey i like this one i have friends with a house in Edinburgh they keep asking me to go i think i will xx

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 11:53:00 AM
    I am always reading the best of the best details and descriptions, while reading your work...-:)

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 10:59:00 AM
    I've never been here. One day, I might. The setting here was excellent. Kudos on your punctuation applications. ;) You rock man!

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Ow these verses gave me a nostalgic beautiful feeling..I visited Edinburgh two times..fewvyrs ago last..and I can picture all this in my mind. .Such a beautiful poem and i love its ending Chris. I wonder if you ever visited Inverness in the favourite place in the world apart from my island :)

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 11:35:00 PM
    Do you know that the term raspberry (for Raspberry Awards) is used in its irreverent sense, as in "blowing a raspberry"??? I didnt know this expression.

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 11:20:00 PM
    I'll be back tomorrow to post a "decent" comment (I have to google the allusions! LOL) Scotch Broom, Calton Hill, Pendragon's breath, and Ramsay Street ... I have no idea!! : D

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    Date: 5/5/2013 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Im going to google anyway ...
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 11:16:00 PM
    I found this picture ... I hope you like it! Im going to delete "that" poem!! : D

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 8:43:00 AM
    this is wonderful. The perfect poetry, short and full of meaning for YOU, which makes me wish I could know it like you do!! I appreciated your remarks on my last poem and want to discuss something with you. soupmail.

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 12:34:00 PM
    Creative perfection here. Mastery of art, imagery and feeling all tied up into one. Well done

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Some writes are relaxing, make you want to be there but few are educational at the same time--this is!

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 12:52:00 PM
    This poem, when I first read it, made me think of Sleepless Nights, dreaming and the sound of footsteps on cobblestones...dragon's breaths and so many fairy-tale images just drifting...Great use of poetic devices and the brevity is superb, my Love. What a beautiful ending. Well done...

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 4:55:00 AM
    You know that feeling of a week of rain, near freezing temperatures, howls of wind... and then you get up on day 8 and it is sunny, 23, cloudless, a pleasant breeze is blowing? Well, this poem brought me THERE. Smiling. What a way to start my morning. I faved it. Oh, lol, I am a barely-reformed adjective junkie -- I lecture myself along with everyone else.. gotta fly girl up