St Bride and St Paul
stood sentinel

There we all were
In our pearls and twin sets.
Awe struck
As the choir of St Bride's
Voices soaring
Carried John Rutter.

And we sang for the Earth,
And we sang for ourselves,
And we sang for the future,
And we sang
For the Earth we share.

Helen Gavaghan, 22nd March, 2018.

Written over a solo lunch at El Vinos for my former New Scientist colleagues on the occasion of the memorial service at St Bride's, Fleet Street on 22nd March 2018 for our friend and colleague, Steve Connor.