David Subacchi


Man it was that gouged blue stone
From your rugged slopes
Taking it by horse drawn tram
To build seawalls
And adorn prominent buildings
Leaving you wounded ;
A hazard to those seeking
Only to walk and climb.

And the Victorians
With their seaside fantasies
Made a deep cutting
For a funicular railway
Scarring you forever,
Placing a camera obscura
On your summit for tourists
To gawp at bathers,
Changing your name arrogantly
From Craiglais to Constitution Hill

Copyright © David Subacchi 2016

David lives in Wales where he was born of Italian roots. He has four published collections of his poetry and his Blog may be
found at  http://www.writeoutloud.net/profiles/davidsubacchi

‘Craiglais’ is Welsh for ‘Blue Rock’. It is the traditional Welsh language name for the North Cliff in Aberystwyth composed largely of a blue tinged stone. Victorians changed  the name
to ‘Constitution Hill’, no doubt to appeal more to English holiday makers!


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