Sunday, April 14, 2019

Day 14 ~~ NaPoWriMo

]The neighborhood park just off Abbey Road]

Bumming around St. John's Wood;
a district in the City of Westminster, London (link) 
Walking down the streets of St. John's Wood
We'll take High Street first if we're hungry
Gelato shop is always welcome
A blackberry cone or use a spoon
Start or stop at the Library end
Drop off a book pick one up or read
Walk through city park and past the old church
We're bound for Regent's Park feed the ducks
Trapeze scholars may be out, practice
Take pictures of the bridges and folk 
Smell the flowers pick if we dare
Smile for mothers wave to the babies
Coming back we will exit the park**
and walk Kings Road to get back
Past the Cricket Field and then turn right
At Paul McCartney's house photo time
Left then right at the corner pass our flat
At the corner next Abbey Lane, wave
Wave to the camera***, to the home folk 
Cross with tourists, savor the aura  
**(or go right and visit Primrose Park
     View downtown London there from the hill)
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Margaret in the Imaginary Garden at where she has some beautiful pictures of her walk in Brooklyn, NYC USA
 - I'm also linked with the NaPoWriMo group at
 - I plan to post some pictures in the afternoon, have to find what I have.  For five years we would visit London a couple of times a year and stay with our daughter and her family for looong visits.

 - *** Camera Link,
[house on the left should be Paul McCartney's]
[on Circus Road, Abbey Road will be at
the corner, turn right Kids's flat is here,
the next year they moved to Abbey Road]
[This is a St. John's Wood park outside
the playground.  St. John's church also has one]
[The gelato store is about a 1/2 mile walk]

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At Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:44:00 AM, Blogger Kim M. Russell said...

This is my favourite poem of yours, Jim! You’ve painted a perfect word landscape of St. John's Wood as I remember it, especially feeding the ducks in Regent’s Park and those trapeze scholars.

At Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:43:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is absolutely lovely, Jim!❤️ I am craving for a blackberry cone now lol!

At Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:30:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It sounds nice!

At Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:20:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

You make me want to go there.

At Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:38:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I would love to see Abbey Road and Paul McCartney's house....all of it, really. What a trip that must have been for you and Mrs Jim.

At Sunday, April 14, 2019 11:05:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Now those are walks to remember! Sounds so lovely!

At Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:13:00 PM, Blogger The Bizza said...

This is a fun tour. Your words paint it well, and I loved the photos.


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