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January 27, 2010

Earth has not anything to show more fair…

by quaesitor

After doing a hospital visit at Tommy’s yesterday afternoon, I walked back across Westminster bridge to catch the tube – and the sunset was truly spectacular. So couldn’t resist a couple of snaps – not great image quality as it was with a phone but still impressionistic

At this point, we could do much worse than to quote that old softy, Wordsworth…

William Wordsworth

EARTH has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock, or hill;
Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!


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