Archive for December 12th, 2012

12/12/2012

Song 6: Waterloo Sunset

 

 

Their life began in simple steps,

As all the greatest stories do.

A train, a bridge, a longing glance,

And talking hours in Waterloo.

 

The huddled, shuffling city streams

Rolled by with hushed transparent forms,

Their fingers touched and time stood still.

The river passed beneath and through.

 

And off into the night and lights,

From which a million lovers fled.

They found a café – dragged it out –

She missed her train and then again.

 

Each parting brought them closer to,

The start of life at Waterloo.

 

Waterloo Station, London, where I heard Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks.

12/12/2012

Song 5: Always Something There To Remind Me

 

She dug a marble from the ground,

And laid it back to mark the grave.

Some lives were never meant to be:

The kitten barely breathed at all.

 

The ice of Leith, the summer breeze,

The spring and autumn Pentland rains,

The poems spoken through the snow,

The poems of the cobbled roads.

 

We lived in books and Richter prints,

We breathed the northern lights of earth,

Yet on the edge of perfect voice

The silence and the shadows fell.

 

I walked along the city streets,

Alone, alive in memory’s words.

 

Edinburgh, where I listened to Always Something There To Remind Me, recorded by Sandie Shaw.

 

12/12/2012

Song 4: One

 

The night of summer winds and storm

And hoping that the rain would fill

The helpless silence of my fears:

I found a tree and offered prayers.

 

The wind had picked a broken fence,

Cartwheeled it passed my open door.

It smashed into a neighbour’s car:

I locked my door and walked on by.

 

Pathetic miles on mile I traipsed

In blistered cold towards the Downs.

Before the hills I found a wood,

With branches falling, streams in flood.

 

I picked the tree, I left my words,

Then fell in tears of true despair.

 

Lewes Road, Brighton where I listened to One by U2

12/12/2012

The Ghost of a Ringtail by Gavin Jones – Martin Harper’s blog – Our work – The RSPB Community

The Ghost of a Ringtail by Gavin Jones – Martin Harper’s blog – Our work – The RSPB Community.