Spirit of Edinburgh

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Fortress on high
guarded by light
Swallowed by stone
shadows take hold
An old heart beats
rooted in steel

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland Photo by: c.b.w. 2005

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Photo by: c.b.w. 2005

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c.b.w. 2013

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32 thoughts on “Spirit of Edinburgh

    • Thank you very much for such kind words. I’ve been a wanderer all my life, whether traveling place to place or simply dreaming inside of my imagination. πŸ™‚ The world is a beautiful place if we choose to open our eyes and see it.

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  1. Great poem, very evocative. Funny I was just through in Edinburgh a couple of nights ago, dropping my wife and stepdaughter off at a hotel because they had an early train to London the next day. Nice to see the castle all lit up.

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  2. I suppose that coming from a different Scottish city I have a different attitude to our esteemed capital. I loved the comment in an episode of ‘Taggart’ (a long-running TV show about police in Glasgow) – on a visit to Edinburgh one of the detectives remarked, “Even the clocks here sound smug!”

    INterestingly, there is no single word to signify a citizen of Edinburgh. Someone from Dundee is a ‘Dundonian’, someone from Glasgow is a ‘Glaswegian’, someone from Aberdeen is an ‘Aberdonian’, and so on. The nearest anyone comes to it is the term “ane o’ they posh b*st*rds fae Embra”!

    Someone else once said: “Embra ‘the Athens o’ the North’ my erse! Embra’s no’ even the bliddy Embra o’ the North!”

    If you told someone from Edinburgh that there was a crΓ¨che in your street they would want to know how many vehicles were involved. πŸ˜€

    Having said that, I love to hear how the tourists pronounce the name of the city. Americans say “Edinboro” and the French say “Ay-dam-boorg”. πŸ˜€

    M

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  3. I recognized the Castle immediately. A few years ago did a day-long foot tour of the heart of Edinburgh before hitting the Scottish roads for two weeks! Magnificent structure. Lovely tribute.

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