Wednesday, 15 March 2017

On Twyford Down

On Twyford Down some sheep get grassy banks and the freedom to harass passing ramblers, others get a muddy field full of some kind of root crop, and an electric fence. What with the woodsman's St. George wheelbarrow, and the stumpy concrete remnants of something-or-other, the place is just one big metaphor.


amolitor said...

WHy does "On Twyford Down" make me think there's some awful poem snuffling around? Is there a famous "On Something Down"?

There's something about colorful objects toppled over that is insanely appealing to my Inner Artist. I have a number of these weird tableaux in my collection, waiting for me to figure out what on earth the point is.

Mike C. said...


The one that springs immediately to mind is "On Wenlock Edge" from A.E. Housman's "A Shropshire Lad", a rather good poem.

If you figure out the point, the whole motivation will be drained away... "Sell your cleverness, and buy bewilderment" (Rumi).