Roger (Grisly)

Roger (Grisly)

Posted on 05/01/2014


Photo taken on July  9, 2007



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Port William
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Fisherman
Bay of Luce


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What is this life

What is this life
Bronze life size Fisherman (by Andrew Brown) looking across the Bay of Luce, Port William, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

The Plaque carries the the words,

What is this life if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare

(W. H. Davis)
Full version,
WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.


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My Awake Gottica (m.a.g), Faubion, Gerrit Fischer, Marie-claire Gallet and 16 other people have particularly liked this photo


39 comments - The latest ones
Ecobird
Ecobird
He is brilliant and the words are so apt....No 'Poor life' for him then!
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Ecobird
How could he be poor anyway looking at a view like that all day.
4 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Très original
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Philippe_28
Much appreciated Philippe
4 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Nice composition.
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thank you Jaap
4 years ago.
Gillian Thomas
Gillian Thomas
Wonderful shot...
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Gillian Thomas
Thank you Gillian
4 years ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Nice image, interesting bronze.
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Roger Dodger
Many thanks Roger, The bronze apparently replaced a concrete one.
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
From the thumbnail, I thought that he was real.
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Thank you Ester, He is very life like.
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Great shot, great background and beautiful verse. Thanks for all of it!!
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4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Puzzler4879
Many thanks really appreciated
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding memorial!

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4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to William Sutherland
Thank you William, he is much photographed as can be seen from the worn grass as people stand next to him
4 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
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4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to yokopakumayoko Franc…
Much appreciated
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
So do I, thank you for looking
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Thank you Chris really is appreciated, , I love the statue and the poem
4 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Stunning photo and composition, very nice statue.
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Bram van Broekhoven
Thank you Bram, I love the guy and the poem
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Outstanding shot, Roger!..Lovely composition!
Great picture!
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Thank you so much, really appreciated
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Cool statue
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Fantasyfan
Isn't he great, thanks for the visit
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Thank you , Very much appreciated
4 years ago.
RatRod
RatRod
Excellent Roger- I can see your comparison with Phinneas.
2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to RatRod
Many thanks Vince, he always sems to be wearing lipstick as a result of ladies kissing him.
2 years ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Well captured with nice clouds Roger.

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18 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Dave Roberts 2014
Thank you Dave, This is on the Solway Firth so always plenty for him to look at.
18 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Dave Roberts 2014
Cheers Dave
18 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
That is the question, Roger !!!!!!!!!!
18 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Indeed Marie-Claire, We have all the technology and labour saving aids yet we still have no time,
18 months ago.
Nathalie D
Nathalie D
très beau cadrage!
18 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Nathalie D
Really appreciated, Thank you.
18 months ago.
My Awake Gottica (m.a.g)
My Awake Gottica (m.…
Simply Great !
6 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to My Awake Gottica (m.…
Very much appreciated, Many thanks.
6 months ago.