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Published: 1st May 2021

Images by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

This poem was placed 8th in Charlotte Puddifoot's "Open Poetry 4" Poetry Contest and

This poem was placed 1st = in Brian Strand's "ALL YOURS" (May 25) Poetry Contest.

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

Primrose Hill is a Grade II listed park located in the district of the same name.


 

hampstead and the city - as if sketched on primed white canvas appeared from on that bench divorced from time and standing still. a london without colour - ashen, silent, lying distant seemed subdued beneath the heat haze hanging down from primrose hill.

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Date: 6/6/2021 7:24:00 AM
Beautiful
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Gary Radice
Date: 6/6/2021 7:48:00 AM
Kai, thanks so much for your comments, not just on this poem but on each of the subsequent poems in the London Town series. I wasn't too sure how they would all go down with PS to be honest but I've really been encouraged with great comments such as your own. It's all very much appreciated. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/26/2021 5:46:00 PM
Very sharp scenes caught in coupled words that grab one's attention. For example: ..."heat haze hanging down." Or a London..."ashen, silent." Congratulations, Gary! Be well. Brian
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/27/2021 12:30:00 AM
Thank you Brian. It was one of those poems that I kept chopping and changing and couldn't leave alone..but I got there in the end and I'm really glad you like the imagery. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/26/2021 12:00:00 AM
such intense imagery, made me smile as i used to live in East Finchley when I worked as a private nanny, not thought of it in many a year:-) hugs Jan btw, many congrats on your win:-)
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/26/2021 5:16:00 AM
Jan, thanks again for your valued comments. I always try to focus on the imagery so to read your comments was lovely. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/24/2021 5:07:00 AM
A wonderful birds eye view of the city Gary. Congratulations on your win! Blessings
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/24/2021 5:57:00 AM
Thank you Connie. :) Primrose Hill was literally and metaphorically a breath of fresh air for us on a morning away from the busy traffic of London. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/17/2021 6:58:00 AM
Congratulations on your beautiful winning poem sparkling with essence of serenity
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/17/2021 7:47:00 AM
Thanks so much Frances! What you described is exactly what I wanted to capture. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/12/2021 2:01:00 PM
Gary - Congratulations - this is a wonderful poem, the last stanza is so well done, I especially like this - "a london without colour - ashen, silent, lying distant" David
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/12/2021 2:15:00 PM
Thanks David. It's one of several poems I'm putting together about London. Places that are a little off the usual tourist trail. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/12/2021 6:58:00 AM
Lovely - Congrats. God bless you always, Love, Gina
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/12/2021 7:40:00 AM
Hi Gina! Thank you so much! Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/12/2021 5:21:00 AM
i enjoyed this one very much; it really captures a snapshot scene in simple but effective language - congrats on your win in my contest!
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/12/2021 7:35:00 AM
Charlotte, thanks so much for awarding my poem a win in your contest. It's very much appreciated - especially considering the amount of chopping and changing I made to the original piece. :) Thanks again! Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/4/2021 8:36:00 AM
A painting without colour, hangs on the horizon, wow i do like your wonderful poem, Gary, Has for London, also being a northerner, my first visit was in 1966 on my way to New Zealand where I and my family spent the next 36 years....Look forward to reading more from you vibrant pen. Harry
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/4/2021 8:52:00 AM
hi Harry! Thank you for your great comments. I think London has some wonderful parks and places away from the main tourist attractions. I hope to write several more poems about these places that are off the beaten tourist track. Thanks again! Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/3/2021 7:23:00 AM
These simple but elegant verses give me a warm nostalgia for the many years I spent in London. Thank you Gary.
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/3/2021 9:15:00 AM
Thank you Geoffrey. My wife and I love London (despite being northerners) :) and tend to spend a few days each year there. This poem is the first of several I am writing about The Big Smoke, inspired by a 91 year old watercolourist David Gentleman who despite living there for 60 years spent time rediscovering a city he thought he knew. I discovered his work online and think its brilliant.
Date: 5/2/2021 11:55:00 AM
Very descriptive, Gary. Janice
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/2/2021 12:13:00 PM
Thanks Janice for your visit, read and comments. It's all very much appreciated. Cheers - Gary
Date: 5/2/2021 1:06:00 AM
Best wishes Gary with your 'London poetry project' a good start...evocative images
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Date: 5/2/2021 1:13:00 AM
Thanks Brian. I have to say that this poem has gone through several re-writes so there's a very good chance anyone who read it yesterday has got a new poem before them if they return today. :) ..but that's PS - and kudos to it for being so. Cheers - Gary