Central Square

Sun on the back
Burns through the black
A coat - still needed
Wards off the Winter chill
In the cold blue
Of the empty sky

Though Spring has sprung
Its Daffodils are gone
Golden hordes forgotten
Until next year
Now Daisies pepper the grass
Of the Central Square

Basking in the glory
Of a bright Spring day
The square within a rectangle
A space to display...
The churches, the school...
The architecture of Lutyens 

This poem was published for glopowrimo/napowrimo and it is also my entry for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge which is hosted this week by BeckyB. We’ve been asked to provide Bright Rectangles and I can assure you the sun was very bright yesterday!

12 Comments

    1. Hi Ali – Hope you are well and hope they’re enjoying their schooling πŸ™‚ My Son is currently at Uni in Leicester – the house feels very empty πŸ˜‰

      1. Fabulous – I probably should own up that whilst granddad worked in Finchley, and we went for walks in Finchley they actually lived in Whetstone, so way beyond North Finchley I guess you’d say from the East!

      2. Some centuries ago Whetstone, back in the days when much of Finchley was common land, was probably known as North Finchley! πŸ˜‰ The coming of the Railways changed all that, place names included!

      3. Maybe that’s why the family always say they lived in Finchley!

        Although actually thinking about it for a while they were in your part of the republic as they lived on Colney Hatch Lane in the 1950s or is that still across a border?

      4. Depends on which part – south of the North Circular it’s in Muswell Hill. There’s a small section north of the A406 that was the Boundary between Finchley and Friern Barnet. Whetstone was a ward of what was Finchley Borough Council. Of course, these political boundaries are moved a lot to ensure there’s enough seats to go round πŸ˜‰ So if your Family came from Finchley, That’s where they came from πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Debra πŸ™‚ If you go to google maps and search for Henrietta Barnett School, you’ll be able to look at the churches too.

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