The tranquil silence of mature oak trees in Saint James Park
causes the dull roar of tireless traffic to recede,
the meticulous military tradition of Changing The Guard
mounted on immaculate black equine steeds,
an arcing spray of crystal droplets of sparkling water
from a local blackbird taking a morning bath,
the pink tissue paper confetti of flowering cherry blossom
petals embellishes the wide winding paths.
Shadowed water highlighted with sunlit glittering silver
diamonds glides under Tower Bridge’s turquoise blue,
springtime yellow daffodils flower on the adjacent river
bank creating a classic picture postcard view,
in Regent’s Park, moored beside Primrose Hill Bridge
colourfully painted canal boats patiently wait,
under the dense canopy of a leaden obsidian velvet twilight
sky, the city’s numerous lights captivate.
Silently overnight the dark city streets are subtly lit by nature
after a winter’s first crystalline snowfall,
the glorious blooms of old fashioned pink and cream hollyhocks
just visible over a tall red brick wall,
London’s distinctive architectural silhouette is backlit with
metallic white gold on a freezing winter’s sunrise,
the distinct ebony line on the distant horizon hazy, softened
where resting morning mist lies.
A profusion of summer pansies in sunflower yellow, soft lilac
and rich ruby decorate a curved flowerbed,
in Covent Garden, a row of Art Deco telephone boxes stand
sentry, painted in Pillar Box Red,
the bustling vibrance and noise of the day then restful silence of
the night, this city 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.
Beloved Husband James Farthing 1929 – 2017
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