A step across the great divide
From this side to the other side
A cautious step, a careful stride
Centuries long and twice as wide.
Carefully place your stumbling feet
There’s caterpillars in the street
ghost butterflies with ‘nowt to eat
a life to live and death to cheat
TV screens in shop windows
Relay the parties and the woes
Thursday 9th June 2022 2:24 pm
Monday 6th June 2022 3:31 pm
Just another day? No.
Unlike any occasion for a descendant of Alfred,
Bunting fluttering, balloons flying, bonhomie bestowed
Images of infectious inclusivity, involving
Legions of patient Mall celebrants
Euphoric and excitable subjects of the realm
Embracing each and every moment of Royal reverence.
Saturday 4th June 2022 10:30 am
Dear valued visitor...
So glad to see you here,
The warmest of warm welcomes
In this very special year -
When we celebrate a diamond Queen
Upon an ancient throne,
While Olympic gems will have a sheen
With royalty of their own.
Our land is proudly on parade,
Its capital playing host,
With traditions that will never fade
(Though it's not our...
Thursday 31st May 2012 6:21 pm
Two ladies, late eighties: one flicking
the pages of Majesty magazine
to pass the time, but still a believer;
the other preparing to sail down
the Thames in a royal barge.
Yachts, palaces, castles, state visits,
breakfast cereal in Tupperware cartons.
Happy holidays in the Isles of Scilly,
bereavement, confusion, incontinence.
One paid her care home fees by se...
Tuesday 22nd May 2012 9:26 am