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Circus Lane by Ivan Landers

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Title: Circus Lane
Author: Ivan Landers
Number: 85/100
Allocated postcode: EH4

Circus Lane

Have you ever stumbled upon Circus Lane?
Have you seen its narrow cobbled ground,
Walls ivy-clad?
Have you walked at night
When the moon hangs over Saint Vincent’s kirk
Like a beggar’s tooth?
Or wandered through in the dreich haar
Waiting for Mr Hyde to crawl out of the mist
Like a troglodyte from his cave?
Or perhaps you’ve only passed through by brightest day
And wondered at time,
That has left this drowsy street behind.

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  1. Really fantastic imagery there Mr Landers. Dreich Haar nailed it!

  2. […] Gall No. 83: Waking up with Edinburgh by Helle Häng No. 84: Jawbone Walk by Julia Sanchez No. 85: Circus Lane by Ivan Landers No. 86: Sweet Sandy by McGuire No. 87: Scarlet by Roddy Lumsden No. 88: On an Old Scots Dictionary […]

  3. Tres belles paroles, monsieur.

  4. And to think we knew ye when….Congrats, and love. And haggis.

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