Brompton cemetery

I like it here.
The silence penetrates the air.
(whether created by years of sadness and profound grief,
or by the gentle surrender to true and final peace)
It is still,
And I like it.
The monotonous drone of the city,
the frenetic pace,
the constant stream of meaningless thought,
always busy,
never still…
F a d e s.
There is only stillness here.
Grasses stretch untamed toward the sky,
they creep and bend,
search and take root between the cracks.
Free –
from the constant maintenance, order
and control that thrives outside these walls…
Not here.
This is place of rest, of calm.
Of escape.
The final destination.
Or not.
But a place to rest for a while.
A memory bank of irretrievable information.
This cemetery holds many stories and secrets I’m sure,
But in the stillness I wait.
There is no one about to tell of these fascinating tales.
Or at least,
I am not yet able to hear them.

Brompton cemetery


London, South Africa

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Artist's Description

I wrote this after spending the day in a London cemetery…
I hadn’t intended to explore a cemetery over lunch, but I had been walking around London all day, and was so hungry and tired and sensory overloaded from all the noise and craziness of the city, that when I stumbled upon this place of peace and quiet, I was immediately filled with a sense of calm and relief and welcomed the escape with open arms!
It might sound crazy, but I found myself intrigued with the thought of death and I had a profound experience involving a million different emotions, except for the most common one – fear. I felt so inspired and alive, at peace, and still that I just had to write something. Anything! So here it is…

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