“Buxton Fringe”


Buxton Fringe

One in white sundress,
warm sun on smooth shoulders—
three in raucous delight, young gents–
these four friends sauntering– gentry of the day–
killing time
before Anna’s play–
Musing on straw hats–
Onto garden promenade,
into flora fascination weaving minutes into
pavilion hours.
Opera house chatter—and a clatter of a bell–
crossing the square for
Darjeeling at No. 6—not forgetting to
take the waters of Aquae Arnemetiae of old
before heading to the playhouse to while away

–A.E. Wallace 27/07/2014


About A. E. Wallace aka [EL] Selkie

Ann Wallace holds a degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in Mass Communications and minored in Creative Writing. She worked at the NBC Affiliate Newschannel9 in El Paso, was a journalist for the El Paso Diocese Catholic Newspaper, held writing workshops with The Tumblewords Project, performed as a Slam Poet and published poetry in small literary magazines. She is now an ex-pat in the UK where she lives, knits, games, works and writes. View all posts by A. E. Wallace aka [EL] Selkie

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