Bath has been full of pilgrims
seeking Paradise: Shangri-La, Music Mecca, call it what you will.
Now? They have arrived: greeted by flags.
A year of desire begins to be sated…
For me, this SO bittersweet.
I observe through a screen, through a lens
the joy of others.
Glittered, beautiful faces. Arms raised, arched in worship-
Of four beautiful, glorious syllables
whispered with reverence:
GLAS-TON-BU-RY. A breathy, tantalising word.
Footage begins on my TV. I kneel to watch. Riveted. Almost at prayer.
Yes, I am envious. Neon green with it.
Yet despite myself, I
love to watch the joy of others,
of all, who share my love of joy, adventure, freedom. Music.
Copyright Tom Tide 2017