On the South Bank. (2)Posted: August 7, 2013 Filed under: Amusements, London Places, Monumental | Tags: BMX Southbank, peadar o'donoghue, southbank poem, southbank skate park, Southbank Undercroft 4 Comments
BMX Bike, Southbank Photo: © Mark Granier
Everything is neither synonym nor like-
We bruise easy, for example;
Peach. Mottled. Punch.
A fib to say more Lyre than Lear,
The juice of the word ‘apophysis’
The bathos of bone, splintered,
Bowdlerized, a coda of this melancholy,
This street theatre, this effervescent
Promenade, this cultural quarter
This street-beat named desire,
This sliding scale on the spinning,
This leave us be moment,
This warmth from the city.
© Peadar O’Donoghue
Peadar O’Donoghue’s first collection, Jewel, is published by Salmon Poetry, and he edits The Poetry Bus magazine.
Great photo by Mark and I’m so pleased to see my poem here. Thank you!
Superb, poem, Peadar. Love the “juice”, “bone” and “beat” of it.
Peadar is an extraordinary chronicler of modern life.