polished by footsteps
of children walking in socks
every day shine
Week 10 of our One-a-Week Photo Challenge: FLOOR
Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge prompts: KING and DAY
I went to stay with my son and his family in London recently and this is the floor in the hall of their 1950s house – I just love it.
It was such a beautiful sunny Spring day when I arrived at Waterloo so I wandered along the South Bank, one of my favourite walks, there are always fascinating things going on. The tide was high so no beach-combing on this trip. Walking past the Tate Modern towards Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre I came across a poet with a Magic Carpet of poetry
After looking through the titles on the envelopes I chose ‘Butterfly Rhapsody’, which he has in his hand.
He knew all his poems by heart and gave me a rendition of Butterfly Rhapsody – I was entranced – such energy and emotion, so I gave him a donation and have the poem, which I shall put in the textile book I am making for Little Miss M as she loves butterflies. Even though last year she asked her Mum if she could have a butterfly, her Mum asked her if she wanted it as a pet and she said “No, to eat it!”
Well we do put flowers on salads so when you are three ………..
I wish I could tell you the poet’s name but although he signed his work, I can only read his first name – Joseph. I also gave him a Love Rock. Here he is giving another poetic performance.
I wandered on over the Wobbly Bridge and west along the embankment which was bathed in sunshine. It must be a fabulous place to sit in the summer when the lavender bushes are in flower. The walk took me through Victoria Embankment Gardens where mimosa was in full bloom
and this delicately scented viburnum which was growing in a huge pot.
walking in sunshine
golden lights on a spring day
making my heart sing
The walk from the Wobbly Bridge to my son’s office took just over an hour and a half, giving me another walk to chalk up towards my 17 for 2017. Loved it!
Cathy and I have created the One-a-Week Photo list. To enter just leave a link in the comments, we’d love to see what FLOORs have fascinated you this week.
Edit: Kerry’s comment below prompted me to find this 1978 song – the day definitely had this as it’s theme tune:
and now I can link to Ritu’s Musical March Meme