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!
I have both daughters and my niece at that school!
Hi Ali – Hope you are well and hope they’re enjoying their schooling 🙂 My Son is currently at Uni in Leicester – the house feels very empty 😉
Finchley – an area I visited frequently as a child as it was the home of my grandparents
I’m in ‘The People’s Republic’ of East Finchley 😉
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!
Some centuries ago Whetstone, back in the days when much of Finchley was common land, was probably known as North Finchley! 😉 The coming of the Railways changed all that, place names included!
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?
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 😉 So if your Family came from Finchley, That’s where they came from 🙂
What a cool photo. I love the person with the white hat on the bench. 😀
Thanks Cee 🙂
I could envision the square perfectly with the poetry preceding the image. 🙂
Thanks Debra 🙂 If you go to google maps and search for Henrietta Barnett School, you’ll be able to look at the churches too.