Today is that day
not on the calendar,
as National Olfactory Day,
but far more exciting than that:
If you saw the film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'
you'd have been moved maybe to tears
by his 'Funeral Blues';
Today's Marathon Day here in London.
An unpleasant image strikes me:
suppose the journey to the Pearly Gates
looks just like the TV coverage of the marathon?
What a wild wind today
in Wimbledon Park,
80 mph they say,
Today a windy Monday,
brisk, businesslike north wind,
I would make a great altar
and pile it high as heaven
just now, today
and for a moment, thus
the heaviness of devil-darkened thought,
like a blank page, then
gold dust lightly scattered over it
then a soft breeze blows it away