Get Your Premium Membership

London Time

A step in time I took one day On specters mist who led the way Down cobblestones and garden paths Armless statues guarding baths Armored beasts reflect the sun Gallant knights are all for one Hedge puzzles line the gardens fair Hide and Seek for those that dare Ladies clad in whale bone stays Surreys pulled by chestnut bays Sticky buns and honeyed mead Cards and races slate the greed Then on he led to shanty town Down rows of tenements falling down Sewage stench accosts the street Where doxies in the alleys meet Walking peddlers hawk their wares And homeless children, no one cares Disease spreads rampant through the town Renaissance Art, the churches frown Then through the mist he leads again Back to my time; my heart to pen.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 5/3/2009 12:30:00 AM
Very novel poetry Lena.Rgds Brian
Login to Reply
Date: 5/2/2009 5:07:00 AM
Shades of 'Oliver.' You are soooo talented. Hey, everybody, read Lean's stuff! She's better than good. Suggest you make lots of comments. Get in touch with people like Rhoda Gagliani and Kristin Reynolds. Love, daver
Login to Reply
Date: 5/1/2009 6:17:00 PM
"sticky buns and honeyed mead" wow!!! I haven't checked where you hale from, but this place where "doxies and surreys" gather, sounds neat!! Jim
Login to Reply
Date: 4/30/2009 1:28:00 PM
Never been to London, Lena, but now I feel as though I have. I was so enjoying the "upbeat" side of the city that I got chills when you were "led to shanty town." The contrast of lifestyles enjoyed by different classes is very moving, powerful. Excellent writing, Lena!
Login to Reply
Date: 4/30/2009 11:49:00 AM
Creative use of imagery to convey your thoughts. Despite art's beauty, the social problems remain--good message. Thank you for sharing this poem with us and for your kind words on mine. Keep on writing! Karen
Login to Reply
Date: 4/30/2009 9:44:00 AM
This is just marvelous and I love the flow throughout! Thank you for commenting on my work, always appreciated.
Login to Reply