Friday, September 21, 2018

Word(s) On the Street

My apologies for not posting for a bit, but I was off in London! (Doesn't that sound jaunty?)

Today's post is dedicated to my two amazing tour guides:
Looking lovingly at each other over Mary Wollstonecraft  Godwin's grave - the exact place where Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein and Godwin's daughter) was wooed by Percy Shelley.















While in London I did a lot of reading...ON THE STREETS!

The Brits are good about giving you kindly directions where ever you are:

On the walking paths:








Getting on or off the tube:










At the edge of every street crossing:

Opposite of what we are used to...
Particularly helpful ALL the time.











And their other signage is so civilized and polite as well:
Instead of EXIT
Instead of YIELD
They even affirm you via the sidewalk:
"Be More You"













Today's poem is a 'sign' of my appreciation to London:

head bent
eyes down
along the streets
words are found

"stay to the left"
"mind the gap"
both are hard
when reading a map

word on the street is
London's the best
lots of directions
for every guest
©2018, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you, nice poem - Anna sent a link to photos for you.

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you and Anna for a great trip and for the photos!

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  2. Thank you for the memories of our recent visit to London. The pavement signs, among many things, are charming there.

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    1. Yes, I was even more excited for London after hearing your positive experiences. My trip didn't disappoint. Thanks for commenting. =)

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  3. I enjoyed the poem and the photos. So glad you had the opportunity to visit London with Anna and David. Thank you for sharing bits of your adventures with us. I love you guys, Jeanette

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    1. We love you, Jeanette! Yes, London was a must-see and will be a must-return-to. Maybe with you and Mark someday?

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