The tranquil silence of mature oak trees in Saint James Park causes 
the dull roar of traffic to recede,
the meticulous military tradition of Changing The Guard mounted on
 immaculate black equine steeds,
an arcing spray of sunlit crystal droplets of sparkling water from a 
   blackbird taking a morning bath,
the fallen pink tissue paper confetti of flowering cherry blossom
softens wide grey park paths.

Shadowed water highlighted with glittering sunlit diamonds glides 
   under Tower Bridge’s turquoise blue,
vibrant springtime yellow daffodils flower on the adjacent river bank 
  creating a classic 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 softly 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 
  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.

In loving memory of James Farthing 1929 – 2017

 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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