Watford Lower High Street

By Nigel Burns

From Here I Can See…..

The silhouette and cloudbase over the terraces

On Queen’s Road and behind Beechen Grove,

A tall Hoist Crane on its way around,

Halyards tort and ready

Gantry erect and counterweight,

The drivers cab on its tower.

Ominous dark clouds,

Dark chimney stacks and

Almost a dozen signal receivers

Mostly pointing north,

But some the other way.

A lamppost head, squat and satanic

Against the stormy sky;

Upstairs windows, heavens mirrored

Shining and blue from above.

Before all this, raised up

The camera lens, silver and new

Captures its tiny image, forgets

And onwards in my impatient view.

17 July 2007

This page was added on 15/08/2007.

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