A Gallery of Memories

A Gallery of Memories


To reminisce into the folds of time

as drops of nostalgia drizzle down

from a blue awning drenched in time

Faces appear, once young

and full of a vigour and vitality

bouncing with youthful expectation

Places re appear as the landmarks

of journeys long since past

Accompanied by an appropriate music

as Marlene Dietrich sings  ¨

Leben ohne Liebe kannst du nicht 

in the shadows of a dimly lit German Tavern

Then to the strains of a tango 

as Francisco Canaro conducts a milonga

from the estuary of the Rio del Plata

These memorable scenes fuse

as the heady effects of a Chilean Red

waft through the crevices of the mind

Times of intrigue, joy and youthful expectation

in a world that struggled to reconstruct itself

yet again

A time of promise and newly polished hope

where people sought music, dance

and the glittering lights of life so readily available

from the devastated ruins of gutted buidings

◄ Too Late

The Damned - 1916 ►


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Mon 15th Oct 2018 16:19

Highly effective catalogue of detail lovingly brought to life Keith. Bitter sweet. No mention of McDonalds, Burger King or mobile phones.


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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 15th Oct 2018 08:15

Your poetry never fails to impress..wonderful Keith..?

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Mon 15th Oct 2018 03:22


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