pillarboxcottage

pillarboxcottage

Posted on 07/07/2010


Photo taken on April 26, 2009

1/40 f/22.0 50.0 mm ISO 200

Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL

EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM



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Lake District
Langdale Pikes
poem
Philip Larkin
trees
Elter Water
Elterwater
Cumbria


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Unresting castles

Unresting castles
The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.

Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too.
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.

Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.

Philip Larkin

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A light writer
A light writer
I've never thought of it like that. Well said, Mr Larkin.
4 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
'like something almost being said' is a very Larkinesque line.

Lovely soft colours and light in this shot.
4 years ago.