Thursday, 1 December 2011



Bill said...

Oh, I like this! In a funny way, it retains something of the religious spirit even while secularizing it. If "His" Kingdom is truly "at hand," then imagining Him on the Leeds-to-London coach is no great stretch. And, of course, we frame our human advents (waiting for the friend/lover/brother, etc.) in terms derived from the Advent story and the traditional observances. Moreover, Advent marks the time when people turn toward home.

jem said...

Thanks for your comments Bill. You picked up exactly the layers of meaning I hoped the poem would carry - which gives me a big smile of success! Thanks as ever for reading and commenting so thoughtfully, much appreciated!