Thursday, 23 March 2017

Thoughts for the Day




London Pride has been handed down to us,
London Pride is a flower that's free.
London Pride means our own dear town to us,
And our pride it forever will be.
Grey city,
Stubbornly implanted,
Taken so for granted
For a thousand years.
Stay, city,
Smokily enchanted,
Cradle of our memories,
Of our hopes and fears.

8 comments:

  1. That stiff upper lip I've heard so much about. It's real.

    My heart goes out to all of you on your side of the pond.

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    1. "Dear Old Blighty" has been through so much, so many times, it appears to be built into our nature to remain clear-headed and resilient in the face of whatever warped and twisted individual or organisation threatens us... Jx

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  2. In the context of this current tragedy, 'London Pride' is profound. In looking up the full lyrics, I found a comment about this song made after the 2005 attacks: "Amazing how potent cheap music can be"…..
    I would like to think that by 'cheap', the writer meant 'popular'.
    Noël Coward's genius constantly astonishes. Thanks for the reminder, Jon.

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    1. "Extraordinary how potent cheap music is" is just one of the many brilliant lines from The Master's play Private Lives...

      And yes indeed, I felt that London Pride was the most appropriate thing I could play. It is a perfect encapsulation of the "Blitz Spirit" that we are all feeling at the moment.

      Jx

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  3. Love the sign!!!!!! It steps right along with my own line, There's always time for a cock-a-tail!

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    1. ...starring Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Joan Sims and Barbara Windsor!

      Jx

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