Thursday, 1 May 2008

Behind Dagenham Town Hall -
modernist, mock-Bauhaus facade,
both imperial & redbrick -
Billy Smart's Circus has at last
come to town. In the field ringed
with railings there is one huge blue
and white tent with a single peak
and a flat red & white tent, jutted
into sequins of smaller peaks.
From the moving bus a mother
points the tents out to her son
who looks, then waves. The tents
disappear as we move towards
Romford. At last there seems
to be one place
- just one place -
that speaks in trying to reach us

1 comment:

P.F.S. Post said...

great formal discipline, use of meter..