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Mellis, Victoria Street by Vivien Jones

In 100 Poems, poetry on January 13, 2009 at 11:07 am

Title: Mellis, Victoria Street
Author: Vivien Jones
Number: 3/100
Allocated postcode: EH1

Mellis, Victoria Street

It was Edinburgh Siberia cold,
that east-born razor wind slicing,
piercing through my clothes,
and I, a Mellis virgin, that day
I entered the pungent chill cave.

Good shops are warm, welcoming,
carefully lit, loosening the purse strings
with smiles and well-informed wiles.
The space was dark, cold; the assistant
awed by her pedigreed stock, silent.

Yellow on yellow, primrose to new moon,
gorse to peace rose, orange to buttercup,
marble hard, soap soft, varicosed, aerated.
A gallery, a museum, an aromatic temple of cheese,
and I, looking for a lump of toasting cheddar.

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  1. […] 1: Betwixt by Elaine Webster No. 2: Lonely City by Jim Murdoch No. 3: Mellis, Victoria Street by Vivien Jones No. 4: To Edinburgh by Russell Jones No. 5: Crags by Dave Coates No. 6: Stopping by Stefanie Tan […]

  2. […] 1: Betwixt by Elaine Webster No. 2: Lonely City by Jim Murdoch No. 3: Mellis, Victoria Street by Vivien Jones No. 4: To Edinburgh by Russell Jones No. 5: Crags by Dave Coates No. 6: Stopping by Stefanie Tan […]

  3. […] 1:Betwixt by Elaine Webster No. 2: Lonely City by Jim Murdoch No. 3: Mellis, Victoria Street by Vivien Jones No. 4: To Edinburgh by Russell Jones No. 5: Crags by Dave Coates No. 6: Stopping by Stefanie Tan […]

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