Edinburgh Castle and Sir Tom Jones

View from Princess Street.
View from Princess Street.

A Night To Remember

The Summer evening was balmy and bright..

It seemed that the sun would never retreat.

Yet, as it did, What a glorious sight.!

The colourful glow of a warm sky at night.


Slowly the sky would darken until,

The moon and the stars have

Their time to shine, sparkle, twinkle,

So bright.

On this beautiful , warm Summer night.


10,000 people were sitting outdoors,

Feeling the warmth,.... feeling the breeze.

Whilst watching and waiting as they stared at the stage.


Yes, The stage had been set.

What a drum kit! Impressive.

A line of guitars lay in front.

All of us waiting with baited breath,

For one man to walk on that stage.


A man with a voice that can Boom!

Like a canon.

Yet also can softly, a lullaby sing.

From deep down inside a voice like gravel,

He sings then reaches amazing falsettos.


For so many years we've been entertained.

We've loved this young man who is no longer young.




Tom's early days of fame . At home with his record collection.
Tom's early days of fame . At home with his record collection.

We didn't expect to still hear

The power and depth of a

Velvet croon from a man who

is now in his 70s.Just as when he was young

His voice booms out as he smiles

and dances from side to side

of the stage. Everyone gets a good look,

Nobody is short-changed .

There was no thinning of voice,

That normally comes with age.

This man is still full of surprises.

Holding the audience in the palm of his hand.



Edingburgh 20th july 2014
Edingburgh 20th july 2014

It's not unusual? l think it is!

To have sung for decades and

Still have such a powerful

And beautiful voice.


With his wit between songs and his love of the crowd,

showing through gorgeous grey-blue eyes.

Enjoying his work and thanking his fans

A genuine star,! Appreciating his followers,

Giving his best.... his all.!


The hair may be grey and thinner,

But those kind grey eyes are the same.

I salute you, Sir Tom.!

You're a man of your word,

A man who remembers his roots.

Most of all you've not wasted your gift.

A God-given voice that captured our hearts.

Millions of hearts over decades of years.

I am grateful for that warm, balmy night.

Listening to someone amazing.

Long may we all sing your praises.


National flower of Wales. The daffodil, where Tom Jones grew up.
National flower of Wales. The daffodil, where Tom Jones grew up.

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I was a rock n roll guy during the 60s and 70s, but it was impossible to ignore Tom Jones. He seemed to be on the television nightly. :) Lovely tribute. Your poetry always shines my friend.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Dim - Oh What A Night, you describe it with such joy. So nice that you got to engage in the event. Historical poetty, wow


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi billybuc, i was into rock more than anthing (apart from Bob Dylan--THE man) but as you say Mr . Jones made his mark.

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi mckbirdbks. Thank you so much for a lovely comment.

l'd love to go to Edinburgh again. Next time l can take more notice of the Castle.


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Garage-Info 2 years ago from United States

Engaging verses, especially about the legend Tom Jones. Great hub!


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you for such a positive comment.


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Scarface1300 2 years ago

I loved this but its not unusual for me to say that. My mother loved, and I mean loved this man. Brilliant work my friend


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello Scarface, how kind of you to leave such a comment. Thank you.

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