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A great poem

Ciars
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Nov 17 2012, 8:44am


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A great poem [In reply to] Can't Post

I can remember The Highway man from school! I've chosen a Kipling poem this week, one that always makes me think about how the past can be changed, hidden and altered without anyone realising. I like the idea that the past is always present even if we do not know it, kind of like past memories imprinted on places or ghostly spirits returning to places they were connected to watching the present and almost shaking their heads at changes!

The Way through the Woods

THEY shut the road through the woods
Seventy years ago.
Weather and rain have undone it again,
And now you would never know
There was once a road through the woods
Before they planted the trees.
It is underneath the coppice and heath,
And the thin anemones.
Only the keeper sees
That, where the ring-dove broods,
And the badgers roll at ease,
There was once a road through the woods.
Yet, if you enter the woods
Of a summer evening late,
When the night-air cools on the trout-ringed pools
Where the otter whistles his mate,
(They fear not men in the woods,
Because they see so few.)
You will hear the beat of a horse's feet,
And the swish of a skirt in the dew,
Steadily cantering through
The misty solitudes,
As though they perfectly knew
The old lost road through the woods.
But there is no road through the woods.

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Weekly poetry thread. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 15 2012, 1:28pm
    Great choice, Aunt Dora! wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 16 2012, 3:04am
        Hee! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 16 2012, 1:08pm
    I will forever associate this with the Anne of Green Gables mini-series. =) // Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Nov 16 2012, 3:27am
        Along with Tennyson's The Lady of Shalot. wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 16 2012, 3:29am
    I can beat that. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Nov 16 2012, 6:33am
    A great poem Ciars Send a private message to Ciars Nov 17 2012, 8:44am
        Wow! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 17 2012, 3:33pm
            Great photos! Ciars Send a private message to Ciars Nov 17 2012, 5:18pm

 
 
 

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