“Look At“, a poem posted this time last year, is a combination of a journal poem and a pavement poem. Derived from mental notes taken during a walk along East Finchley High Road, it documents the comings and goings of an ordinary morning.
Observing the ordinary and everyday is a recurring theme. “Look – really look” takes a similar approach, but places the entry within a specific season (summer) and circumscribes it to a smaller location (one man’s balcony garden).
“Look At” is one of the 104 poems that feature in my latest book, In the Ocean.
The image of fish scales is courtesy of Wikicommons Media and photographed by Rajesh danji. View the original image here.