Edinburgh Rock

By on Aug 8, 2015 in Poetry

View of Edinburgh with peppermint stick

red and white peppermint
twirled to a length
that could be licked
or broken in pieces

my brother wanted a stick
brought from Margate
with its beach of castles
donkey rides and buckets
blankets on sand
and long slow waves

the colours smell
of seaweed saltwater
linger in memory
overlaid by the taste
of Edinburgh rock


Joanna M. Weston is married and has two cats, multiple spiders, a herd of deer, and two derelict hen-houses. Her middle reader, Frame and The McGuire, was published by Tradewind Books; and her poetry book, A Summer Father, was published by Frontenac House of Calgary. Her eBooks are available at her blog: http://www.1960willowtree.wordpress.com/