leonard daranjo

A Brush with England

There is something
Electrifyingly alive
A spirit of great
Imaginative power
An atmosphere imbued
With history and energy
A bridge that links
The past to the present
Encompassing almost
A thousand years
All this comes alive
In the streets,
In the shopping malls,
In the art galleries,
In the museums,
In the churches
In the castles and
Most of all
In the deep country

Submitted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Edited: Saturday, March 26, 2011

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  • Kay Vitter (9/9/2008 10:10:00 PM)

    Verily… those churches especially were built with an eye towards beauty, and pleasing God. (Report) Reply

  • Abha Sharma (5/3/2008 10:38:00 AM)

    I am more acquainted with these monumental buildings, galleries, abbeys, churchyards than in my own country for they are engraved in the immortal works of the great poets.....liked it as i can relate all.... (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (8/13/2007 3:52:00 PM)

    A fine tribute to a country that has been inspiring the pens of talented poets for hundreds of years. Excellent, Leonard.

    Always your friend at poemhunter,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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