Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunil Sharma writes

All Aboard!

This grim Victorian night 
when vampires are leashed out 
on the mean streets and murders unsolved 
due to fog swirling and no reliable witnesses in sight 
and/or authorship bloody and violent is till today
attributed to a mysterious guy they call Jack the Ripper.
Oh! Do not worry, mates!
Scotland Yard does not care for the poor lives
that are left to die on these gas-lit and shivering streets!
Underdogs all---raves, gamblers, murders and prostitutes
somebody watching high from the famous 221B Baker Street.
Hey ho...hey ho, let us go,
the drunk alight; all aboard again?
Move on this is a bitter night,
and shadows harbour secrets and killers alike
mind the drunks, hop in sir, please, getting late,
the coach with padded seats
and bumpy roads ahead!

The journey will sure take you somewhere
If you really get in and try,
Good night!
Image result for sherlock ripper paintings

1 comment:

  1. Baker Street is in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster in London. It is named after builder William Baker, who laid it out in the 18th century. The area was originally high class residential, but now is mainly occupied by commercial premises. It runs south from Regent's Park, the junction with Park Road, parallel to Gloucester Place, meeting Marylebone Road, Portman Square and Wigmore Street, where it turns into Orchard Street, which ends when it meets with Oxford Street. It is most famous for its connection to Arthur Conan Doyle's detective character, Sherlock Holmes, who lived at a fictional 221B Baker Street. In the UK, postal addresses with a number followed by a letter may indicate a separate address within a larger, often residential, building; if it existed, Holmes' apartment would probably have been part of a Georgian terrace. At the time the Holmes stories were published, Baker Street addresses did not go as high as 221, but the street was was later extended. In 1932 the Abbey National Building Society moved into premises at 219–229 Baker Street and had to hire a full-time secretary to answer mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes.

    British prime minister Robert Peel created the Metropolitan Police (nicknamed the the "bobbies" in his honor) in 1829 and chose the site at 4 Whitehall Place for its headquarters. It had a rear entrance on a street called Great Scotland Yard, which became its public entrance. The force moved from Great Scotland Yard to a newly completed building on the Victoria Embankment in 1890, and the name "New Scotland Yard" was adopted for the new headquarters. New Scotland Yard has moved twice since then but is still called New Scotland Yard. However, stables for some of the mounted officers are still located at 7 Great Scotland Yard, across the street from the first headquarters.


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