Monday, February 04, 2013

Looking out to sea

from w
Have you read 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' or seen the movie. Intriguing, and probably based on a poem by Hardy.  When I took the photo of the empty seats at the Waterfront, somehow it reminded me of that story.

Thomas Hardy : The Riddle
Stretching eyes west
Over the sea,
Wind foul or fair,
Always stood she
Solely out there
Did her gaze rest,
Never elsewhere
Seemed charm to be.

Always eyes east
Ponders she now—
As in devotion—
Hills of blank brow
Where no waves plough.
Never the least
Room for emotion
Drawn from the ocean
Does she allow.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)


Blogger annie said...

These mysteries about people in the past are enticing. The poem so fits.

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