A beautiful Medieval Church dwarfed by the City but infinitely more beautiful.

St. Vedast-alias-Foster (London)

silent church
redolent with spirit
the Great Fire
the Blitz
only you stand
as I sit
in the side pews
two candles
for us
and then
by the sanctuary wall
beneath a small Icon
of Our Lady
I dream
in prayer
of those I love
those unloved
those unlived
in the Babylon
'twixt Barbican
Threadneedle Street.

Poetry by Peter Humphreys The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2008-10-24 at 17:40

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Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Thats what I love about cities sometimes, you find these oasis of peace - they stand still and true - although not much of a church goer these days, sometimes when I'm away its just nice to find somewhere peaceful to sit and contemplate, this brought that to mind

Elle x