Tuesday, 16 October 2007

People Watching

When your feet hurt from walking through galleries
and your mind is full of new images

You must make your way through the V&A
to the refreshment rooms
for a pot of Darjeeling (first flush)
.
You can rest under the great, glowing chandeliers
and listen to the grand piano

Surrounded by the intelligentsia of London
eating slices of banana cake.

A word of warning:
if you sit and contemplate
the beautiful curves of the young ladies
supporting the fireplace

You feel less inclined to eat the chocolate mousse.

2 comments:

gms said...

The curves are Rubenesque. Nothing wrong with that!

dottycookie said...

That place really is insanely beautiful.

I think the ladies look lovely. I'd be very happy to look like that!