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From Kew Bridge, 1864

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From Kew Bridge, 1864

A walk foreshortened by the Thames
that once would flow through field and moor –
now stitched and patched with dirty hems,
a city’s outskirts of the poor.

You used to walk here, years ago
when May put on her blossom-show.
But Progress is a subtle sweep
that changes worlds while we’re asleep.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2012 5:13:00 AM
    ((()))((()))Clap!Clap!.Great work that has won a place..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 5:40:00 PM
    Nice use of the form it's sad the world over all cities are looking more and more alike! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 1:43:00 PM
    Ah yes, how sad progress can be sometimes... I love how you ended this, Taylor! It struck such a chord with me...Congrats!

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 9:22:00 AM
    Taylor, a beautiful poem friend, "Congratulations" on a worthy poem honor. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 5:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your Honorable Mention in the Poetrysoup International Contest for August 2011 Taylor. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 2:26:00 AM
    Love it should have placed higher x

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 9:15:00 PM
    wow,this is AWESOME. I am really loving all the HM's I am reading. Never thought of doing a rispetto for a place instead of a person. How inventive. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 6:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Taylor. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 2:26:00 PM
    Is this the Thames of 1864? What must it look like by now? Great write, Taylor. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 7:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Taylor. I wish you the best on your writing endeavors in the new year. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 11:35:00 AM
    A nice period piece, redolent with poetic mood. Good use of language.