Category Archives: senryu

Wrong keys

Looking for the key
to relieve utter boredom
keyboard caught my eye

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Fall guy

foxy Guido Fawkes
fall guy for government fail
in gunpowder plot


Guy Fawkes was caught with barrels of gunpowder in the cellars under the Houses of Parliament the day before King James I was due to formally open the new session on November 5th, 1605. Since then autumn bonfires have been enthusiastically lit, ‘guys’ burnt and fireworks exploded to remind us that “gunpowder, treason and plot” should “ne’er be forgot.”

landmark

Battersea

saved from the scrap heap
Art Deco brick cathedral
historic landmark

The former Battersea Power Station, London from Chelsea embankment: my first memory of this is from the 1953 Battersea Pleasure Gardens funfair in Coronation year