After a trip to Foyles in London, by Sheila Deeth

Will you walk the streets of London

to a bright and shiny store?

Will you open up the volumes

that are waiting there? And more,

Will you drink a cup of coffee;

Something stronger to your taste?

Will you line up for a meeting

on a wide book-lined staircase?

Staircase in Foyles in London

Staircase in Foyles in London

Will your Zeroes be Divided

on those shelves the whole world knows?

Will you take them to the teller?

Will my fame and fortune grow?

Divide by Zero, print proof

Divide by Zero, print proof

But infinity is waiting

in those poppies by the Tower.

And my London is remembering

a longer darker hour.

There’s forgiveness and there’s sorrow

and there’s hope in every flower.

There is peace if we will see it

and true balance in true power.

Poppies at the Tower of London

Poppies at the Tower of London

If you walk the streets of London

think of them instead of me.

 

Sheila Deeth has recently returned from a trip to home and family in England. She is the author of Divide by Zero, coming soon from Second Wind Publishing.

3 Comments

Filed under books, musings, Sheila Deeth, Travel

3 responses to “After a trip to Foyles in London, by Sheila Deeth

  1. Sheila, it’s a marvelous poem — and I’m very excited to read Divide by Zero soon!

  2. Beautifully expressed, Sheila! Great luck with Divide by Zero!

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