Poetry Map of Scotland: poem no. 418


I fell in love with the magic of Elgin.
No, not the famous marbles, nor the Earl who lifted them from the Parthenon in Greece.
A place named Elgin.
A town in Moray, Scotland that modern guidebooks frequently ignore.
An ancient site with nearly a thousand years of recorded history.
Home to a cathedral city founded in medieval times.
Without warning, Elgin stole my heart, and I have become its suitor.
There is much to discover about this magical place.
But first, let me tell you this story...

Deb Hosey White

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