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Edinburgh Haiku by Alan Gay

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 13, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Title: Edinburgh Haiku
Author: Alan Gay
Number: 24/100
Allocated postcode: EH13

Edinburgh Haiku

In EH 13
storm clouds prop a china sky.
Lines of tulips droop

Barcode sleet drives past
Grassmarket’s packed cardboard box
accommodation.

Canonmills Tesco’s
lights reflect on a raindrop
noticed by a child.

Rain on closed windows
bend Newtown reality,
clouding the outside.

In Marchmont Crescent
a Coke can clatters then stops.
A wet dog limps past

St. Margaret’s Loch —
flamingos from Africa —
swans pink in the sun.

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