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Six O’Clock in Princes Street

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THE Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle

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As part of the 2017 Scottich Mental Health Arts Festival NHS Lothian will present: Six O’Clock in Princes StreetAn evening of poetry and discussion on the treatment that first world war armed services received for shellshock and how this informs our current day thinking and treatment of people who experience trauma. In partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library.


Six O’Clock in Princes Street

In twos and threes, They have not far to roam,

Crowds that thread eastward, gay of eyes;

Those seek no further than their quiet home,

Wives, walking westward, slow and wise.

Neither should I go fooling over clouds,

Following gleams unsafe, untrue,

And tiring after beauty through star-crowds,

Dared I go side by side with you;

Or be you in the gutter where you stand,

Pale rain-flawed phantom of the place,

With news of all the nations in your hand,

And all their sorrows in your face.

Wilfred Owen

www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk

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