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A London Trip - Poem by Ravi Panamanna

(One day during the wee hours of the morning I had the following dream and what happened at the end of it? Read. Date of composition 25/08/1987) .
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Busy streets fled past me
Busy roads ran towards me.
As the thirsty eyes of a tourist
I was enjoying the scenes.

I was on the roads of London,
My heart danced upon my chest.
I was flying along the avenues
My white car was as swift as a glider.

Thames flowed gently,
London Bridge brought me the call of centuries.
A lone nightingale sat at Hampstead Heath
And Russell Park brought me memories of London Notebook*.

And Avon flowed carrying Shakespeare
Piccadilly Circus brought me soft memories.
Lake District was serene with Words Worth
And Chatham’s grounds were alive with Dickens.

Big Ben rang deep under my chest,
Buckingham added a flavor to it.
At Tabbard’s Inn I had my breakfast
And slowly proceeded towards Stonehenge.

I soon reached a level crossing
And heard the steaming whistle of a train.
It was a bolt and I woke up
To find my pressure cooker whistle in the kitchen!
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London Notebook* - A travelogue written by S K Pottekkat


Comments about A London Trip by Ravi Panamanna

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (8/1/2012 4:48:00 AM)

    This was wonderful as it felt as urgent as the London Underground trains (from the Central line) whooshing of in all directions, though spagetti, so to speak. I particularly liked that you did not mention any colours as although there are green and red buses, black cabs on the whole (to me anyhoos) London feels so grey... I really enjoyed this mind map which danced freely to the outer realms and back again, my favourite line is Lake District was serene with Words Worth And Chatham’s grounds were alive with Dickens.
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  • Rookie Salu Salu (9/26/2009 3:21:00 AM)

    the dreamdrive indeed is nice doodling.... felt, if omit the prologue the end reading
    provides a fun laugh.
    To find my pressure cooker whistle in the kitchen! ........my laugh and whistle remains.........rgrds/salu (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Wojja Fink (4/21/2009 1:59:00 PM)

    and I dream of mountains and valleys
    temples, plains
    from from London's endless rains......sunny today though, , beautiful spring day. (Report) Reply

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Poems About London

  1. 1. A London Trip , Ravi Panamanna
  2. 2. Australia's Forgotten Flag , Henry Lawson
  3. 3. Book Seventh [residence In London] , William Wordsworth
  4. 4. King John And The Abbot Of Canterbury , Anonymous Olde English
  5. 5. In Honour Of The City Of London , William Dunbar
  6. 6. Ballade Of Cleopatra's Needle , Andrew Lang
  7. 7. The Bells And Queen Victoria , Rudyard Kipling
  8. 8. Deep Sea In London And Paris Also Paris .. , WAEL MOREICHEH
  9. 9. Letter To Maria Gisborne , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  10. 10. London Stone , Rudyard Kipling
  11. 11. Beatles Memory , Linda Ori
  12. 12. A Letter From Peking , Harriet Monroe
  13. 13. Griselda: A Society Novel In Verse - Ch.. , Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
  14. 14. 0205 Front Porch Days , Michael Shepherd
  15. 15. Who’ll Wear The Beaten Colours? , Henry Lawson
  16. 16. A Cook , Geoffrey Chaucer
  17. 17. The Christmas Goose , William Topaz McGonagall
  18. 18. William Blake , James Thomson
  19. 19. The Wreck Of The Steamer Stella , William Topaz McGonagall
  20. 20. Schoolboys In 1939 , Michael Pruchnicki
  21. 21. Amours De Voyage, Canto I , Arthur Hugh Clough
  22. 22. On The Death Of Adrienne Lecouvreur, A C.. , Voltaire
  23. 23. Thought For Today , Michael Shepherd
  24. 24. 0012 Ego Takes The Stage , Michael Shepherd
  25. 25. Burning Of The Exeter Theatre , William Topaz McGonagall
  26. 26. The Game..Politics In Poetry , TaMaRa HaNaRiNg ,(((( PaLeST ..
  27. 27. The Ballad Of Dick Turpin , Alfred Noyes
  28. 28. Richard Pigott, The Forger , William Topaz McGonagall
  29. 29. The Beggar's Soliloquy , George Meredith
  30. 30. One Among So Many , Francis William Lauderdale A ..
  31. 31. Lights Out , Jessie Pope
  32. 32. In The Meadows At Mantua , Arthur Symons
  33. 33. The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations , William Topaz McGonagall
  34. 34. Clare Market , Eugene Field
  35. 35. 2010/06/21 Dance , Margaret Alice
  36. 36. Peter The Wag , William Schwenck Gilbert
  37. 37. The Capture Of Havana , William Topaz McGonagall
  38. 38. -dance On The Brim Of The World - Wael M.. , WAEL MOREICHEH
  39. 39. The Heart Of Grief , Edith Nesbit
  40. 40. Robin Hood And The Prince Of Aragon , Anonymous Olde English
  41. 41. Eighteen Hundred And Eleven , Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  42. 42. Expenses , Adelaide Crapsey
  43. 43. The London Lackpenny , John Lydgate
  44. 44. Sestet , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  45. 45. Sociology Assignment , Innocent Masina Nkhonyo
  46. 46. The Rush To London , Henry Lawson
  47. 47. The King Of England , Sir Henry Newbolt
  48. 48. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? , Joe Rosochacki
  49. 49. The Story Of Ill May Day, In The Reign O.. , Anonymous Olde English
  50. 50. London West , James McIntyre
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