Ian Bowen

In Attendance - Poem by Ian Bowen

From here, high on my favourite hill,
I see the line of black cars
that crawl along,
lead by a rooftop of flowers.

A small church
with wet flint walls,
at the gravel crunch
of today's visitors.

Moist hankerchiefs
are clutched in black gloves
as chins rest on chests.
Nobody knows
what to do with their hands
as they pick up a book...

and from here, high on my favourite hill,
I hear the strains... of my requested song.

Comments about In Attendance by Ian Bowen

  • (2/8/2010 6:48:00 AM)

    a poem after my own heart!

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  • (2/8/2010 4:48:00 AM)

    Some nice lines with the poem
    contained within a view
    observed from a favourite hill,
    and a turn at the last line
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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 8, 2010

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