Thursday, February 26, 2009

With lights and loud music

With light and loud music · loafers are driven
Out into cold weather · from comfort and warmth.
With guards and watchmen · the woeful beggar
Awakes from sleep · worried and slowly
From a corner of lea. · Coming and leaving
With few hours · only in between
To rest his head · on a rough pillow.

But St. James in Galicia, · jewel of religion!
Differs to the better: · in foul weather
Refuge I took · resting in a portal
Of a jeweller’s shop. · Justly claiming
He must shut the bars · meekly he gave me
Money for coffee, · merely of goodness,
And his wife was helping · my want of transport
As far as she could: · finding the bus times.