London

The tranquil silence of resplendent mature oak trees in a city park,
cause the dull roar of traffic to recede,
the meticulous colourful royal tradition of Changing The Guard,
mounted on immaculate black equine steeds,
an arcing spray of sunlit pellucid crystal droplets of water,
from a blackbird taking a bath,
the delicate tissue paper pink confetti of flowering cherry blossom,
softens linear wide grey park paths.

Dark transitory water embellished with sunlit silver diamonds,
glides under Tower Bridge’s turquoise blue,
resplendent springtime sunshine yellow daffodils flower on the river bank,
bestowing a picture postcard view,
the evanescent luminescence of an alluring white gold winter sunset,
highlighted with brush-strokes of vibrant pink,
the candescent halo of overhead streetlights illuminate ebony velvet darkness,
as the ebbing sun slowly sinks,

The collective hum of feeding bees emanates from red clover’s delicate flowers,
on a swathe of uncut grass,
high overhead an eye-catching flock of white and slate grey pigeons,
perform a choreographed aerial pass,
the glorious replendent blooms of old fashioned pink and cream hollyhocks,
just visible over a stone wall,
silently overnight the tranquil shadowed city streets softly lit by nature,
after a winter’s first crystalline snowfall.

An ebullient yellow dandelion flower unfurls to face the day’s warming sun,
in a narrow flagstone gap,
in deepening twililght, an inquisitive owl watches imperiously from it’s perch,
on a park’s Victorian black tap,
the bustling vibrance of the day then restful silence of a frosty indigo night,
the city that you loved so dear,
when I think of or see London, so full of natural and manmade beauty,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.


 A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.

My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of London.

My poems have been very well recieved at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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