A quiet moment

by Jem Croucher

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I’m at the Angel Islington
in the heart of London town
Waiting by the tunnel
for traffic to come down
There are watercraft here waiting
close to where I am
Engines chugging in a queue
A canal boat traffic jam

The water, green and sluggish
reflects a bygone time
rekindled by these barges here
all waiting in a line
And despite the close proximity
to London’s furious pace
It’s so very quiet and peaceful
that down here that’s not the case

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©Jemverse
[5 September 2016]

The Islington Tunnel carries the Regent’s Canal Arm of the Grand Union Canal for 960 yards (878 m) underneath the Angel area of Islington, in London. [Photo – Jempics]

3 Comments to “A quiet moment”

  1. I am surprised to learn that this beautiful place is in the heart of London, that surprises me. Lovely though 🙂

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