The sunlight on the garden

20 Feb

Struggled to find a title for this post. Thought of “all that glisters” la-di-da but I’ve used that already, or maybe ‘patent leather shine’ but, nah, that’s a bit naff. Margot, she with the English degree, thought Louis MacNeice’s

“The sunlight on the garden
Hardens and grows cold,
We cannot cage the minute
Within its nets of gold;
When all is told
We cannot beg for pardon.

Our freedom as free lances
Advances towards its end;
The earth compels, upon it
Sonnets and birds descend;
And soon, my friend,
We shall have no time for dances.

The sky was good for flying
Defying the church bells
And every evil iron
Siren and what it tells:
The earth compels,
We are dying, Egypt, dying

And not expecting pardon,
Hardened in heart anew,
But glad to have sat under
Thunder and rain with you,
And grateful too
For sunlight on the garden. “

might be useful. So, as this was a new one for me, why not ?…, well, blame her…

The good news from Victoria Pier is that the hole caused by the tidal surge two and a bit years ago has finally been patched up but ( & there’s always a but) for some reason the area is still fenced off.
Weekend Reflections are here.

3 Responses to “The sunlight on the garden”

  1. William Kendall February 20, 2016 at 3:29 am #

    I didn't know the poem… it suits the image.

  2. Margaret Adamson February 20, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    Beautiful reflections. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Molly February 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    That is a lovely shot.


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