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Published: 19th May 2021

Images by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

This poem was placed 1st = in Brian Strand's "ALL YOURS" (May 20) Poetry Contest.

This is one of five short poems I have written under the umbrella title of 'London Town'

Brick Lane is the heart of the city's Bangladeshi community and although it is famous for all its excellent curry houses it is also at the forefront of London's coffee culture.


graffiti stares and retro drips beneath the shoreditch sky like those who watch - between their sips the world and us go by.

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Date: 6/6/2021 7:26:00 AM
One of my favourite places in London. A very good read.
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Gary Radice
Date: 6/6/2021 7:58:00 AM
Thank you. We loved it too. One of the best days we had in the Old Smoke. We walked forever that day. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/23/2021 4:48:00 AM
A beautiful image you create with simple words, Gary:) thank you for your valuable visit to my page and for leaving such a wonderful comment:) congratulations on your win with this sweet poem:)
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/23/2021 5:18:00 AM
Thank you Jo. I really appreciate your valued visit and words. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/22/2021 5:50:00 AM
Wonderful write. Love it. God bless you always, Love, Gina
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/22/2021 7:47:00 AM
Gina, once again, thanks so much for your lovely comments. I'm behind on reading others poems at the moment but will catch up over the next few days. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/22/2021 2:34:00 AM
Love the scene you painted with your words Gary, and those folks who eye you with suspicion or are they just curious. Enjoy your weekend Tom
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/22/2021 3:54:00 AM
Thanks for your kind words Tom. People just love to watch the world go by don't they? The perfect compliment to a cup of coffee. Enjoy your weekend too. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/21/2021 12:23:00 PM
Gary, your London poems hit home every time? I’ve been out of London now for longer than I was in it but London never leaves you and while I don’t think I ever went to Brick Lane, I’ve witnessed those curious/suspicious/indifferent stares and it’s often difficult to gauge which type of glare you’re getting. So, when does ‘Gary’s London’ hit the book shelves. Terry
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/21/2021 12:37:00 PM
:) Thanks Terry. I don't think any book of mine will be hitting the shelves anytime soon. I am looking at having one book published for family keep sake but - hey - whatever. Thanks for your encouraging comments. Weirdly I'm finding these shorter poems harder to write than the longer ones. Outside of the coffee shops most people seemed to be looking down at their mobile phones and only from inside the coffee shops did I see people looking up. (Like anywhere I guess but more so Brick Lane on our last visit) We loved the area! :)
Date: 5/21/2021 11:59:00 AM
Gary - a brilliant poem on observations, congratulations on your win! David
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/21/2021 12:47:00 PM
David, thanks again for your comments and congratulations. All the London poems are based on trip reports I wrote for Trip Advisor (Tap London Town Trip Report into Google and my reports are near if not the top search result) I also have to give a heads up to a watercolorist whose paintings of London also inspired me. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/19/2021 9:40:00 AM
what amazing imagery I can picture someone sipping their coffee just people watching and observing the world around them - into my faves this is a little gem Gary:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/19/2021 9:47:00 AM
Jan, thank you so much! I was walking by and staring back from the pavement at these people who were sitting and staring at me! If you had told me then that I would write a poem about the whole thing I wouldn't have believed you. :) Cheers - Gary