The poem was written several years ago and the print version is still on this site. I grew up in Philly back in the sixties and seventies. And I had many friends and family members who lived in a similar style of home. This is a tribute to their warm and comfy homes and the proud people of Northeast Philadelphia. Please click the little dots to get to Spotify after the introduction.
Adsolutely wonderful Mark … there I was only 2 years ago visiting my cousins in northeast Philadelpia area(Tackawanna st), … and there mother’s(my aunty) original home was in the ‘Fishtown’ area …. Your beautifully read poem perfectly describe the houses and the friendly people of the area … well done Mark, and I’m forwarding this post onto my cousins…
Thank you, Ivor. I had some clients in Fishtown. An up and coming area.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Philadelphia..
Glad. Good pubs in Fishtown.
Yes, a good old working class area 😀
These houses look so English to me!
they are probably. i used that picture because of its quality and it was right by the water.
Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
Come and Enjoy this!
Have a good Memorial weekend. ☮️
You too, Mark! 😁✨👍
I’m seeing a broken link for Spotify.
Oops, there it is!
If you have Spotify it takes you right there. if not, you have to click the small dots.
I was able to get to it, thanks.
I wish I could have made it easier. 🙂
I enjoyed your poem evoking another place and time.
You’re welcome, Mark.
Excellent poem, simple but full of soul, or, simply soulful.
Good way of putting it. 🙏🏻