A barrow boy’s spit from The Savoy,
I found her on Carting Lane.
A tall lean Victorian,
last high priestess of Cloacina,
Iron Lily she is named.
the vast tunnelled temple
finds her feed of stink.
burning night and day,
her white light
with an entire city’s offering.
Iron Lily: the last Victorian sewer lamp in London to be lit with methane gas.