London Literacy

SHADWELL STAIR – Wilfred Owen (c.1918) I am the ghost of Shadwell Stair. Along the wharves by the water-house, And through the cavernous slaughter-house, I am the shadow that walks there. Yet I have flesh both firm and cool, And eyes tumultuous as the gems Of...

London Literacy

SYMPHONY IN YELLOW – Oscar Wilde (1889) An omnibus across the bridge Crawls like a yellow butterfly, And, here and there a passer-by Shows like a little restless midge. Big barges full of yellow hay Are moored against the shadowy wharf, And, like a yellow silken...