Sunday, 27 February 2011

First Thoughts!

When I woke up this morning, it was pretty suddenly and out of a deep sleep. It took me a few minutes to 'tune in' to the sounds around me, and I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was for a Saturday morning in the city. I was very aware how loud my clocks were! So much so, that the opening lines of W H Auden's poem 'Funeral Blues' came to mind:
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
A rather somber start to what was a rather nice day!!


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