St. James Park (London)

by Peter Humphreys

last week
the bite of autumn
caught me unawares
it felt right
amidst the flirry flurry
of leaves
as shares
around the world
yet infinitely more beautiful
bearing the imprint of the Maker
not Man's vain hand
I startled
as a flight of winged pigeon
swirled and swooped
seeking direction home
tourists raised their pointless brollies
scitter scattered
the red green
it seemed
to me
the Earth was changing
but could we?


Posted on 10/19/2008
Copyright © 2024 Peter Humphreys

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 10/19/08 at 06:59 PM

Ah yes, St James. Bringing back memories from the 50's. It was great as was Hyde. Your point about change stuck as if an after thought at the end begs the question of will that be the last question we ever ask. Very nice sir. I enjoyed greatly.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/20/08 at 03:26 PM

Loved how you popped in " leaves falling as shares around the world". One can only hope good change is coming.

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