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Ardmillan Lullaby by Mary Grundy

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 14, 2009 at 12:03 am

Title: Ardmillan Lullaby
Author: Mary Grundy
Number: 53/100
Allocated postcode: EH11

Ardmillan Lullaby

The surveyors report said
“A very busy main road.”
But Ardmillan’s lullaby is priceless.
The neighbours across the street
are very quiet indeed,
but even they must feel the rattle of the N44
in what’s left of their bones.
Mad women serenade us with
random sports-centre tunes.
Pub crawlers stumble home,
breaking up and making up
under by bedroom window.
All the world’s languages pass by;
I can even hear their whispers
through the Victorian window frames
Engines, sirens, banging bin lids,
Their noise dances with my dreams,
keep me from waking.
Without this lullaby,
I’d never sleep a wink.

  1. You are AMAZING!

  2. I’d second that.

  3. Beautiful!! Well done Mary!

  4. congratulations mary, very inspiring, always knew you had a way with words, although usually not so few & so polite 🙂

  5. […] No. 51: After the last tattoo by Christie Williamson No. 52: Calton Hill by Antonia Leslie No. 53: Ardmillan Lullaby by Mary Grundy No. 54: 33 by Jonny Stockford No. 55: Newington Road by Jonny Stockford No. 56: Currie by Dorothy […]

  6. Who is Mary Grundy? after 21 years at my address in Ardmillan, I still get regular mail for her ???

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