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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

William Wordsworth: Two Lyrical Ballads / The Sun Sets On The Code of the West

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S&R - 107 - #04 | by Tavepong Pratoomwong

[Brighton, UK]
: photo by TAVEPONG PRATOOMWONG, 19 April 2017

S&R - 107 - #04 | by Tavepong Pratoomwong

[Brighton, UK]: photo by TAVEPONG PRATOOMWONG, 19 April 2017
 
S&R - 107 - #04 | by Tavepong Pratoomwong

[Brighton, UK]
: photo by TAVEPONG PRATOOMWONG, 19 April 2017
The Sun Sets On The Code of the West

An awful lot they are
These descendants of Old Hrothgar
I know them, I lived among them as a boy
And I knew their father, Old Edgethrow
As an ageing boy  
Always feared everything foreign  
Devoted to Baldur Benedikt von Schirach, cousin to Scylding kings
In pubs recited Roman history while affecting mechanical nazi salute
Tubercular, the Scylding king's weakling sons

The Code of the West was so much bloody nonsense
All it ever was was Old Hrothgar talking your ear off
Trying to bum five bucks steal your wife or girlfriend
It never believed a word it said
This was its innocence
Behind its silken sad uncertain rustling curtains you heard it
The music, still and notwithstanding
The hibbing of those vipern lorke that quann
You'd never want to dream of having a drink with it
 

Tongue | by Tavepong Pratoomwong 
Tongue. New York.: photo by TAVEPONG PRATOOMWONG, 24 October 2015

Tongue | by Tavepong Pratoomwong

 Tongue. New York.: photo by TAVEPONG PRATOOMWONG, 24 October 2015

Tongue | by Tavepong Pratoomwong 
Tongue. New York.: photo by TAVEPONG PRATOOMWONG, 24 October 2015
 
2017-04-20_08-20-33 | by chrjs.0510

  2017-04-20_08-2033 [Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi]: photo by Chu Việt Hà, 3 March 2017
 
2017-04-20_08-20-33 | by chrjs.0510

  2017-04-20_08-2033 [Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi]: photo by Chu Việt Hà, 3 March 2017
 
2017-04-20_08-20-33 | by chrjs.0510

  2017-04-20_08-2033 [Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi]: photo by Chu Việt Hà, 3 March 2017
 
#04 | by titi.kittikorn

[Untitled]: photo by Sirawit Kuwawattananont, 18 April 2017
 
#04 | by titi.kittikorn

[Untitled]: photo by Sirawit Kuwawattananont, 18 April 2017
 
#04 | by titi.kittikorn

[Untitled]: photo by Sirawit Kuwawattananont, 18 April 2017
 
Untitled | by Larking About

[Untitled]: photo by Danielle Houghton, 21 April 2017
 
 William Wordsworth: Two Lyrical Ballads ("A slumber did my spirit seal" / "She dwelt among th' untrodden ways")

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Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) with cub: photo by Dave Pape, 2008

A slumber did my spirit seal,
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.

No motion has she now, no force
She neither hears nor sees
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course
With rocks and stones and trees!
 
William Wordsworth (1770-1850): A slumber did my spirit seal, from Lyrical Ballads, 1800

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Semi-wild fell ponies, West Fell, 3km from Nether Row, Cumbria
: photo by Chris Eilbeck, 4 November 2007
 
She dwelt among th' untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love.

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Semi-wild fell ponies
: photo by Roy Wall, 8 May 2005
A Violet by a mossy stone
Half-hidden from the eye!
-- Fair, as a star when only one
Is shining in the sky!

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A herd of ponies near Roundhouse near to Mosedale, Cumbria: photo by Helen Wilkinson, 13 November 2007

She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her Grave, and, Oh!
The difference to me!
 
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Ford and ponies, Hay Gill: photo by Bob Jenkins, 21 December 2005
 
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Fell ponies roaming free over the commons near Mungrisdale and Caldbeck: photo by Ann Hodgson, 13 August 2003
 
William Wordsworth (1770-1850): "She dwelt among th' untrodden ways", 1799, from Lyrical Ballads, 1800

"She dwelt among th' untrodden ways"
 

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