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Overflow by Priscilla Chueng-Nainby

In 100 Poems, poetry on March 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Title: Overflow
Author: Priscilla Chueng-Nainby
Number: 99/100
Allocated postcode: EH9


leave it on the window sill
this half emptied cup of Rooibos

Belfast sink choker full
hot tap’s running slow
Fairy liquid’s finishing
into overflow

leave it on this window sill
let it air into stain
stay and wait and see

on the right to Arthur Seat
twinkling stars budding on bare branches
on the left to the Castle
hot lemons scenting into thin air

at the centre lies the Meadows
where they coalesced into a heavenly scroll
as bubbles escalating into miracles

and now
and many nights to come
a Rooibos stain
a fairy ephemeral
a witnessed dream


  1. […] Alan Gillis No. 97: Class by Irene Brown No. 98: Same place, different view by Anna Dickie No. 99: Overflow by Priscilla Chueng-Nainby No. 100: Detained by Struan […]

  2. Created a vivid picture and space for me.
    A lived in flat with views which tell many stories
    from the many scents and impressions left every day
    – reminded me of views i had from bruntsfield once
    while sharing tea with a friend,… who like the scents
    blew away.

  3. […] also worked with Morgan Downie and Priscilla Chueng Nainby to create films based on their this collection poems. These will be online very […]

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