Title: Calton Hill
Author: Antonia Leslie
Allocated postcode: EH7
Somewhere, quietly, a tower unfurls —
Edinburgh’s Athens is upon the hill.
Stone sprouts from the ground and cracks
In the cold, like a bitten mint.
Growing, like an indiscreet decision
The rousing and stirring of pagan thoughts.
Fluted columns rise and touch the edge
Of a white rimmed sun. Time is lonely and unfixed
On this spot, where antique buildings stand.
The air, clean as salt.