After the Gasometers.Posted: March 5, 2013 Filed under: Dereliction, Monumental, Vanishings | Tags: Gasometers, Haggerston, Regents Park Canal Comments Off on After the Gasometers.
Gasometer, Regents Canal, Haggerston. © David Secombe 2010.
After the Gasometers by Katy Evans-Bush
If those were crowns, the kings
must have stretched out underground
from Regents Canal to Stepney Green.
At that size, they were gods. But no,
the earth was level: a thick eiderdown
of chemicals and dirt, beneath the play
of air on iron filigree, the orange light
that danced at sunset through the rings.
… from Egg Printing Explained, Salt Publishing, 2011.