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Published: 16th May 2021

Phonebox image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay and 

Cable car image by Openicons from Pixabay

This poem was placed 1st = in Brian Strand's "ALL YOURS" (May 16) Poetry Contest.

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

The cable car service over the River Thames opened on 28th June 2012 and is operated by Transport For London.

Greenwich is pronounced: Gren-itch


 

just dots upon the greenwich sky swinging london from the air with eyes wide shut and riding high across the thames 'where tourists dare'.

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Date: 6/6/2021 7:25:00 AM
This is a very good series of poetry,
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Gary Radice
Date: 6/6/2021 7:56:00 AM
Thank you Kai. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/18/2021 6:31:00 AM
I never knew they existed Gary, bet its an experience when the wind blows. Tom
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/18/2021 6:42:00 AM
Hi Tom. Yes, they've been open since 2012. A one way journey lasts about 10 minutes at 90 metres high. (At rush hour they speed up and the journey only takes 5 minutes!) You get a good view of The Thames Barrier and The City Airport. :)....Once was enough though :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/17/2021 6:20:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Gary! Blessings,Kim M
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/17/2021 9:31:00 PM
Thanks so much Kim! :)
Date: 5/17/2021 12:37:00 PM
You are definitely stretching. There's a liberation as well as a fear of falling in doing that. From this piece, I get that sense. Keep going. Good job. I sense too, that there's much more there. Maybe even more than you know.
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/17/2021 2:20:00 PM
Greg, I should also add that a watercolourist by the name of David Gentleman also influenced me too in regards to these London poems - particularly the Primrose Hill poem. I love his paintings of London. Cheers - Gary
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/17/2021 1:24:00 PM
Thank you Greg for your encouragement and kind words. This and a few other London poems I've written were based on trip reports I wrote on Trip Advisor between 2009 - 2018. I had always harboured a desire to write a series of short poems to compliment them - snapshots if you like of some great memories. I actually started writing these some time back before I joined Poetry Soup in 2019 but toyed with them and moved a few lines and words around recently. Thank you again for your very valued feedback.
Date: 5/17/2021 5:19:00 AM
Congratulations!
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/17/2021 6:21:00 AM
Thank you Christuraj. :)
Date: 5/16/2021 11:43:00 AM
Love this. Brilliant. God bless you always, Love, Gina
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/16/2021 12:11:00 PM
Thanks so much Regina. The Emirates Cable Cars across the Thames are the scariest I've ever ridden. !! Cheers - Gary