Posts Tagged: abandoned places

A frightened face in the grey wall


“You need not be frightened,
For Satan’s not there.
He lurks around poverty;
He lurks around gold;
He’s always on duty
Seeking a soul.”

(J.E. McGirt from Avenging the Maine, a Drunken A.B. and Other Poems)
Nerem (B)

Just the goal stands up!


“”Is football playing
Along the river-shore,
With lads to chase the leather,
Now I stand up no more?”

Ay, the ball is flying,
The lads play heart and soul;
The goal stands up, the keeper
Stands up to keep the goal. “

(A.E. Housman in A Shropshire lad, no. 27)
Herstal (B)

No more singing in the stadium


“Why — do they shut me out of Heaven?
Did I sing — too loud?
But — I can sing a little minor,
Timid as a bird.”

(E. Dickinson in Further poems of Emily Dickinson)
Herstal (B)

Walking to a dead workshop


“My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping.

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?”

(Bob Dylan in Love sick)
Liège (B)

But soon it will be Christmas and we will be happy again!

Liège (B)