Assay of Blood and Gold: London PoemsAuthor: Mary Coghill
Published June 2017
The theme of these poems is gold. Gold is understood to be a prime motivation in a metropolis. The poet understands that there is a harsh dividing line between life and the motivation of greed and profit. But human existence in these poems is just above the surface not below it. The A-Z listing is the index to the London city map but the destinations arise for different reasons. The poems can therefore be read in any order, they are all separate journeys, there many starting points, destinations, searches and resolutions.