Somewhere, though I now can’t find it, I saw something about today being the day to flood social media with poetry. It had already been in my mind that since today is a day off, I would do what I do on days off, and read poetry, and perhaps post a favourite.
So here it is – or here is one of them. I get very homesick sometimes. This both helps me feel better, and reinforces the missing….
Edinburgh Skyline; Douglas Dunn
City of stiff men: your skylines are not
Inhibited. Nibbling gorgeous Aurora,
The crow-stepping with dragon tips meets a cornice
Skirting in Flemish curves to jam fat rolls.
And even this oven warm baker’s window
(What a moulding!) says MORNING ROLLS HERE
I well believe it – wearing surely her wrap-
Around dress, but not too far. She leans
Over to serve the immediately half-awake,
Or sun diffracts though glass and lace, reflects
On glossy buns in crackling hot beds
Of percale paper. The sign calls for more
Than window shopping: stand at the counter
Firmly: “One morning please, tightly rolled.”