An Edinburgh List

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The Independent Culture
1997 sees John Hegley back on the Edinburgh Fringe for the 14th consecutive year. In the first of an occasional series of poems, he here reflects upon what the city means to him

The crags

The bagpipes

The Meadows

The Mound

The foldable pound

The Firth of Forth

The absence of the Clyde

Morningside

Jack of Hearts

King of Hibs

Buckled shoes

Skean-dhus

Heather

Gorse

Salt

Sauce

Rocks

Tenement blocks

Soft water

Hard climbs

Hard cases

Fear of Lothian Transport

John Hegley is at Venue 14, Traverse, 10pm nightly to 17 Aug, then 11pm 19-24 Aug. 0131-228 1404

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