My latest post, The View From Parliament Hill, was first developed as an idea in the Spring of 2017. Many will be familiar with Parliament Hill, either via images, films, television, or having walked in Parliament Hill Fields, from where there is a panoramic view of London and the capital’s towering landmarks. Indeed, over the past decade, further skyscrapers have proliferated in the cityscape and have occluded, arguably, a once serene vista.
In this age of austerity, following the crash of 2008 – from which followed the promulgation of macro-economic policies directly or indirectly against the ninety-nine per cent to defray the malfeasance of the one per cent. The towers in the City of London were, and are, symbols of the defective capitalistic model that wrecked the livelihoods of the many. Indeed, London has become an off-shore haven for overseas finance and property investors, making the nation’s capital a febrile and unaffordable place to live and work.
This poem imagines a future when major event causes a transformation, not a revolution, but something unstoppable. Some may see it as dystopian, others as transformative. The reader will be able to conclude for themselves what that event will be.
This poem of nine stanzas was written months before hurricane season  in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. I considered it timely to publish extracts here.
This poem is ‘free verse’, and though there are rhymes, pararyhmes, assonances and consonances within stanzas, there is no fixed rhyme scheme or metre.
I have previously written haiku/senru, tanka and a series ‘Posted Notes’. Please refer to previous posts on my page. My ‘haiku’ verses are part of my ‘Reflections’ series, which are available at Amazon.