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There will be a final page,
the faded note
and empty seats.
One day the concert hall
will be an office block
and after that a hospital.
Our hands
at the serenade
took home the note that fades.

blue pink birds illustration, vintage new year postcard, singing birds clip art, holly berries bird illustration, music conductor bird graphics


It’s spring again. The blossoms I wrote about last year came too early this year, even before January had concluded. I wasn’t ready for their exuberance and I wasn’t ready for what 2016 would bring.

Here starts a new season of public posts. ‘Jangle Between Jangle’ are words about working, living and trying to survive in the big smoke. Not all the verses are as gentle and nostalgic. I, die-hard BBC Radio Three devotee, have been listening to a lot of Grime Shutdown and Rap Caviar on Spotify. Please visit again soon for some grittier verse. In the meantime, may ‘There was a first time’ ease you in.

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With thanks to the Old Design Shop for the image of the vintage New Year’s postcard.

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Empire state building USA

By Guillaume Lussier-Dulude (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

After inserting the Gherkin at the end of “Now here is something to marvel at…“, I had a whim to write a poem for each season featuring an architectural icon. I have yet to follow through on this idea, but “The Character Building” (posted this time last year) re-engaged with landmark structures.

Like “Now here…“, the poem “The Character Building” is actually about the everyday and picayune that is often passed over for the dazzling and iconic.

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the Shard in tall majestic glints

the architecture of its age

success of Empire State

and iconic like

 

afloat in grand isolation

there is also

an island set on a

raft of mahogany loss

 

a wall hit and under constant repair

encircles the floor

about which nobody knows

a floor matted with digested grasses

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