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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Charles Tomlinson on John Constable; Poet on Painter



A Meditation On John Constable

Charles Tomlinson (1927-2015)

                   "The artist lies
For the improvement of truth. Believe him."

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Extracts from "The Door", another poem by Charles Tomlinson:

Too little
has been said
of the door, its one
face turned to the night's
downpour and its other
to the shift and glisten of firelight...

For doors
are both frame and monument
to our spent time,
and too little
has been said
of our coming through and leaving by them.

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Related? "Life has two doors", Sotiria Bellou - Δυο πορτες εχει η ζωη








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