For those of you who know the city – here’s a wonderfully evocative poem by Richard Mulvey. It comes from his collection: ‘Poetry for the Divided’. Check it out at:
I walk through history, on these Edinburgh streets
The monuments to time and place soaked in the summer rain
Princes Street gardens invites in all dreamers
George Street drunken amongst the revelling night
Edinburgh castle dominates you
With the majestic moment of time passed
See the castle everlasting in your passing
As you head to the pubs on Rose Street.
The Scottish enlightenment awakens you
After the night of drinking pints of heavy
The Edinburgh sky will cover you
So you can touch it at your pleasure in this moment of pain.