Tag: london street

The witch and the walnut

Over the convent wall, the tree hung its proboscis-like branches, laden with walnuts. We’d strop them with school belts, split back starchy green coverings, and trample the caseings underfoot. “Don’t eat them – the witch is looking” warned one of us and all eyes would glance towards the small, dim window, where a dummy face pressed unblinking at the huddle of… Continue Reading “The witch and the walnut”

Look down

London blocks the view with buildings Look up! cranes constructing more and higher still Look out! pedestrians like bumper cars the ambulant mobile-mesmerised Observe the signs of instruction cluttering streets, zombies guided here to there with directions Watch the rushing feet, weaving a fast lane through the muddled mass of Londoners Look… Continue Reading “Look down”