Marchmont Street

Marchmont Street,
You are my vegan Bohemia,
Drenched in white sunlight,
My yellow San Francisco sweater,
Scented tree lined pavement,
From dusty secondhand bookshops,
To health food labyrinths,
Quaint coffee shop aromas,
Mediterranean lunch houses,
Fresh bread and herbs,
Hanging sweetly in the air,

Quiet gardener woman planting,
Begonias at the side of the kerb,
Splashes of red, yellow and purple on the street,
Where eyes meet and hearts,
Bond in love over shared blurbs,
Multicoloured plastic,
Buckets and spades,
Last minutes holidays in tropical places,

Marchmont Street,
How I have reclined and indulged in your,
Sumptuous chocolate cake paradise,
Two full years at your continental door,
Have left a warm, yellow, sun soaked,
Stain on my heart,
To be revisited some time,
Soon, I hope, with a chilled,
Elderflower pressé and,
Parasol on the corner.




About the Poet:
Sapphire Elisha is a British writer, musician and trainee speech pathologist. Her poetry is strongly influenced by urban landscapes and social communities within the UK. Having started writing poetry at the age of six, her aim is to connect with people, through writing freely about life’s simple pleasures and the shared experience of being human. Originally from the North West coast of England, Sapphire currently lives in Sheffield, where she finds inspiration in the history of the “steel city” and the beauty of the surrounding Peak District. Sapphire Elisha’s poetry can be found at Sapphire Elisha


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