Monthly Archives: April 2007

Backwards Travel

Posted in Coach travel, Dover, London, pre-trip | Leave a comment

September 1st

SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 W.H. Auden I sit in one of the divesOn Fifty-second StreetUncertain and afraidAs the clever hopes expireOf a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the brightAnd darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our … Continue reading

Posted in pre-trip | Leave a comment

Dover

DOVER August 1937 Steep roads, a tunnel through chalk downs, are the approaches;A ruined pharos overlooks a constructed bay;The sea-front is almost elegant; all the showHas, inland somewhere, a vague and dirty root:Nothing is made in this town. A Norman … Continue reading

Posted in pre-trip | Leave a comment

About BETWIXT

“The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half”. Fyodor Dostoevsky “Let us possesse our world, each hath one, and is one” The Good Morrow John Donne1609(Written … Continue reading

Posted in pre-trip | Leave a comment

Dover Beach The sea is calm tonight.The tide is full, the moon lies fairUpon the straits; – on the French coast the lightGleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay. Come to … Continue reading

Posted in pre-trip | Leave a comment