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After the Festival by Anita John

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 15, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Title: After the Festival
Author: Anita John
Number: 90/100
Allocated postcode: EH9

After the Festival

Black metal seats edge the path
in the park, discarded staves line the grass,
a cable hangs in coils from the tree

these are Edinburgh’s green meadows
post-festival, the lawn brown from the weight
of the Big Top, yet here, a man prepares

his kite on centre stage, perfects the angle
of the launch, untwists the lines and waits:
the wind will tip the frame and lift

a stream of light; a swirl of purple blue
then dip, like voices, after the applause
leaving an echo of wing-beat
and footstep, faint as a falling leaf.

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