Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lines From Edinburgh

I found this poem I wrote in a museum in Edinburgh when we were traveling there this April. Come on, don't tell me you don't write melancholy little rhymes while in museums...

The Picts lived North of the Firth of Forth 
And painted themselves in blue
Now nobody knows the things that they knew
And someday we'll disappear too.

I miss you, Edinburgh.

7 comments:

John Caliburn said...

Are you talking about the blue tattooed Pictsies from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett?

History Nerd said...

Picts - early inhabitants of Pre-Roman Scotland, not a fictional race from a novel, though they were the basis of the characters from Discworld.

S.P. Bowers said...

Edinburgh is amazing, and hooray for Nac Mac Feegles. They're some of my favorite literary characters ever.

Chelsey said...

Edinburgh is for serious one of the most beautiful places in the world.

This reminds me of my creative writing course in London.The prof took us to the British Museum specifically to spark melancholy poems about looting, I think.

Kate said...

Haha! Love it! But I must admit, I have never written poetry in a museum. Shocker, I know. :)

Jessie Oliveros said...

That's funny. I want to be sitting in that castle composing poetry, too. Assuming it has sitting places that are safe.

Whirlochre said...

May your poetic kilt
never wilt.