The street scene

You really should read this. Hey … take a walk on the wild side. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒž

Tallis Steelyard

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It has to be admitted that there are streets where one has to watch every direction at once lest somebody pick that particular moment to cast out of an upstairs window the contents of a chamber pot, the results of an unsuccessful culinary experiment, or a faithless spouse.

There are other streets where you run the risk of being assailed by footpads, extortioners, those who insist with spurious sincerity that they are collecting for some worthy cause, or the weary retailers of spurious affection.

Ropewalk isnโ€™t like that. It is busy, one of the arteries of a great city, and all life is there. If you wish to stand and watch the world go by, pick your spot with extreme care lest you be run down or built over. Whenever I walk down the street I feel a surge of energy, any verses that come to me have a fasterโ€ฆ

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2 responses to “The street scene

  1. Hi Chris. A walk on the wild side indeed. I imagine this to be the way the streets in the East End of London were well before I was born. Streets are nowhere near as interesting or exciting now.

  2. Mind you … Glasgow has its moments..

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