Enough of this, these words are a very apt parody by Sam Gill ofWordsworth’s beautiful poem “Upon Westminster Bridge”
VIEW FROM WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL
Earth has not anything of more despair:
Dim would he be of mind who could pass by
A sight so baffling in its stupidity:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The pity of the mourning, all laid bare,
Streets, parks, temples, now should empty lie
Closed unto the people, the virus to deny;
But the selfish and thoughtless are still there.
Ne'er did people more foolishly keep
Their heedless acts, no care for the ill;
Ne'er sensed I, never felt, an ire so deep!
The people glideth at their own sweet will:
Dear God! the houses must remain asleep;
Else our fragile hearts be lying still!
SAM GILL (2020)
(With apologies to William Wordsworth, Upon Westminster Bridge - 1802)