I was planning to blog today about this past Sunday – i.e., the day a local library held its awards ceremony for the creative writing contest in which I took 2nd place in my category. Buuut my time got eaten by writing other things, so we’ll recap the ceremony next week. As for today, it’s still National Poetry Month, so here – have a poem, inspired by one of my Pinterest boards.
Water mirrors splashed across the street, holding the sky on the ground.
Look down, look up.
City wrapped up snug in black and white and smudgy gray.
Make that grey. With an e. Like the earl.
Stretched across the Thames (I think).
(I hope) in no danger of falling down.
Face up high, all round and glowing like the moon.
Likewise, the night’s timekeeper.
On the buses, double-decked. On the boxes, telephone.
Signage: Mind the gap.
Slicking silver off umbrellas, filling air with petrichor, keeping company with those who walk the paths where Beatles tread, with Sherlock and his game afoot, where vampires slipped ‘tween gaslight shadows, Sweeney Todd sang dark revenge, never-grown-up boys flew star-ward and straight on ‘til morning, while a sword stood in an anvil on a stone awaiting kingly call…
Tales on tales, and worlds in worlds, all there beneath the watchful
Eye of London.
Enjoyed what I wrote? There’s loads more where that came from! Browse the DEShipley catalogue, why dontcha – including my latest release, “The Marriage of Allyn-a-Dale (The Outlaws of Avalon, Book 2)”. Already read it? I’d greatly appreciate your review!