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By JawDborn
ADLESTROP by Edward Thomas

Yes, I remember Adlestrop --
The name, because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop -- only the name

And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.

And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Does anyone else remember Adlestrop?

Tags: General Thomas Poem Great war

Voters: jadus, mrswoolybill, NDODS and 19 more

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jadus 8 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2015 1:01PM
I really like the processing you have used with this, Jack.


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NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2015 1:13PM
Great words and a timeless capture filled with bygone charm.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2166 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2015 1:14PM
Brilliant find - so the trip to the WW2 bash at Tanfield was worthwhile after all? Wink
It occurs to me that one of my poems for tomorrow could provide a photographic challenge for the future.
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
29 Mar 2015 1:37PM
Well processed...great poem Smile
29 Mar 2015 1:49PM
I don't Jack, I've lived in South Wales all my life, but I do like you image and remember GWR,
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2015 1:57PM
I have only today been struck by the fact that the "message" of the poem is akin to that of one of my favourite little ditties by Bertolt Brecht (probably a greater poet than playwright) that I must translate into English some time.
What a great find, Jack, and how well you have treated it. And I have seen this old suitcase many times and ignored its potential.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2015 4:11PM
Wonderful poem Jack, and a beautifully processed image.

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
29 Mar 2015 4:13PM
Not familiar with the poem Jack or the history,
but a fine grotty shot !!
milky 16 Wales
31 Mar 2015 3:14AM
Nice capture fine detail------Gary
12 Apr 2015 3:08PM
A wonderful capture, good tones

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