Watching the thousand boat river procession yesterday I was impressed by the floating bell tower. For me it was so British, it’s naked frame hinting not only at our industrial past but also of a new and exciting future (however I have been known to be wrong in the past!)
Has anyone wondered what they will do,
With the Jubilee Bells now that they’re through?
Will they languish somewhere alone and forgotten?
Until the supports are rusty and rotten.
Will they end up in a government store?
Sold off for scrap in Twenty-Twenty-Four.
Or perhaps they’ll be saved in their open frame,
So on great occasions they’ll ring out again.
copyright Baldock Bard 2012