London reflections


October 3rd, 2010

With a bit of time to myself, I went for a walk along the canal and sat for a while to just watch the world go by. I wrote a series of Haiku’s – each one stands alone, and together they provide a snapshot of my own frame of mind and some of the experiences I’m having.

Water. Rushing. Loud.
Walkers, cyclist, dogs compete
and the sun peeks through.

Fish leap. A white swan
glides by. The leaves are turning.
Autumn in London.

A yellow boat rests.
A pink loch waits for the next
under the grey skies.

Old bricks. Old buildings.
Shiny new glass, chrome and wood.
Gentrification.


Time rushes. Slows. Stops.
As I falter and wonder…
What’s next? Where to now?

The wind caresses
It clears my head, chills my ears.
Where did that thought go?

Bikes. One, two, three. A
dog on a lead, a jogger.
iPods aplenty.

The sun brings light, warmth.
And shadows. The darkness is
always beside me.

Writing haiku now
Beside a loch in London
Plenty to say, think.

The sun is hiding.
The air is cool. Water keeps
flowing onwards to…?

Blue, yellow, red, pink
The colours all around me.
Flashing by – some still.

Orange, white, green, brown.
More pass. Some slow, some faster…
As I sit and watch.

A ladybird lands, crawls
on my knee. A duck paddles
by. And now both gone.

There is something to
say about just sitting – and
noticing the world.

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