070121.Wells, The Tragic Treasury-11

January 21, 2007 at 12:12 AM | Posted in Architecture | 6 Comments

Again, another Phillip Jackson statue set at the Bishop’s Palace, Cathedral Close. A weather update: the winds died down two days ago but picked up last night. Old new, right? Today, it was warm and sunny…and I mean T-shirt weather warm (it’s been like this for a week now). Anyway, today at a little before four in typical English fashion, the sun suddenly disappears, the skies grow dark, the birds shut up and then out of nowhere it starts hailing. Real hail, people, small but real. And just like that, it’s cold again.

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A million mushrooms fill the field
where marchers’ bodies lately fell
More marchers, marching heavy-heeled
release more spores, that march as well

 

across the twilit charnel ground
and over long-bewildered farms,
through palaces where not a sound
is heard, though there should be alarms

 

But winter comes, and only ice
is crushed beneath the marching feet
In all the land, where once was rice
there now is nothing fit to eat

 

Except mushrooms, which nourish not
the body, nourish not the mind
and often poison. Eating rot,
the marchers march, insane and blind.

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  1. So are those three guys marchers or mushrooms?

    Amazing stone/brick-work on that building!

    Kewl shot J!
    😉

  2. i love these poems you are using young jim. this reminded me that the only childhood memories i have of spending time with my father are those of collecting mushrooms for a sunday morning fry-up, and hunting horse manure for the roses!!

  3. Waouhh. elle est superbe cette eglise et les statues devant tres speciales.

    Waouhh. it is superb this church and the statues in front of very special.

  4. Hmm. I like the song better than the words. And the photo better than the song.

    HAHAHAHAIL.

    *cough*

  5. Hmm. I like the song better than the words. And the photo better than the song.

    HAHAHAHAIL.

    *cough*

    Does your filter think I am spam? I am no such thing!

  6. What a strange building! And these statues matches to much with it! This photo is so unusual for me! Is makes me feel like i’m in a midle of a dream with dragons and ghosts! Is so misterious!
    Anyway i like this picture very much!
    I like the poem too!


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