Oxford Letters

Letters, remember them
then young, old now, long gone
beginnings, becoming men
tea rooms, halls walked, sober, drunk
led on, showing off, shown up
meant for no one, between two
dissected, analysed, misread, judged
letters, remember addressed to someone
known by, their minds, not you.

EDC Writing – Imagined Real

Beaconsfield to Marylebone

Maidenhead to Paddington

Windsor to Waterloo

lines in, and out again

Exeter from all begun

Devon left, half century on

 

River Thames meandering

fields beside, counties bridged

Buckinghamshire, Berkshire views

English ways, getting there

London, underground, overground

buses, walking, taxi hailed

 

Platformed faces, street eyes, busy

the suit, the dress, jeans, short skirts

all shapes, legs that go on, and on

smiles, few since the Olympics, wrong

seats offered, asked if okay, hand held

strangers, friends, would be lovers, strays

 

Wake, early morning, kettle on, need tea

still dark, recalled, sub-conscious scenes

write, behind the eyes to laptop screen

edit, rarely, as is, simple, concise, rhythmic

interpretation, your mind, what you see

life, relationships, imagined, real