Beauty Underfoot

This paving stone lies in the middle of the Merchant City area of Glasgow. I almost missed it and three others on my power-walk through the city one morning. A fine tribute to those who built the city and the industrial world. 

Ghostly workers sleep below

They hear no rain nor heel and toe

Think of them where the forges glow

In the Glasgow of long ago

Note: Edwin Morgan was named Glasgow’s first Poet laureate in 1999.  

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deanna Schrayer
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 09:41:57

    Wow Elizabeth, I’m so glad you saw this and even more glad you took a picture of it. The stone itself (or maybe the lighting of the photo) looks almost ominous, but in fact it’s a fabulous tribute to those who put it there for everyone to walk on.
    Thanks so much for sharing this!


    • elizabeth
      Aug 20, 2012 @ 05:49:41

      I did do a, Whoa! and take a few steps backward. And it really was a, stop and smell the roses, kind of moment Deanna. There were four other ‘Concrete Poems’ and I’ll post each of them at some point.


  2. leander42
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 10:03:04

    It’s a treasure, surely.


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