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Currie by Dorothy Baird

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 14, 2009 at 12:13 am

Title: Currie
Author: Dorothy Baird
Number: 56/100
Allocated postcode: EH14


Lorries for the Lang Whang
rattle windows, the 44 bus

comes in 3s, we wait for ever
in the morning for the adrenalin rush

of crossing the road,
while the smell of bridies,

sausage rolls, steak pies baking
in the butcher’s, flutes

from his open door. Behind the houses
fields slant towards reservoirs

and hills: knee deep
in the Water of Leith, a heron stands

like great aunt in her Sunday best
poised to disapprove.

  1. […] by Mary Grundy No. 54: 33 by Jonny Stockford No. 55: Newington Road by Jonny Stockford No. 56: Currie by Dorothy Baird No. 57: Broken by Robyn Archer No. 58: Transformation by Christine de Luca No. 59: Edinburgh […]

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