Soft Steps on Dewy Autumn Grass, Wandering Quietly Near those Who’ve Passed … (because, yes, it’s a graveyard)!
St Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most prominent landmarks. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the City’s highest point in a Grade I listed building. Those buried at St Paul’s include Sir Alexander Fleming.
I’m currently writing poetry that is set in London and its easy to be inpired here. London is full of fascinating architecture, sights, sounds, smells and people from all over the world, making it a rich source of amazing poetic inspiration.
A friend who is a published poet heard one of my poems and commented that it reminded her of a London poet called Emily Berry. I had no idea who Emily Berry was, so at my friend’s suggestion I picked up one of Emily’s collections, Dear Boy, and fell in love with her relateable style of poetry. It also gave me more confidence to write in my similar style. You can also read Emily’s work in her second collection Stranger, Baby
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