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