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Posts Tagged: roofs

Who’s talking about a shelter

“Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
And rise and sink and rise and sink again …”

(E. St. Vincent Millay in Sonnet XXX)
Poulseur (B)



"When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark,
And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark;
But, when the tide rises and sharks are around,
His voice has a timid and tremulous sound."

(Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
Herstal (B)

Rhythms of roofs

Rhythms of roofs

"I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane."

(R. Stevenson in The land of counterpane)
Liège-Sclessin (B)

Renovation in free style

Renovation in free style

“I take pride in this great wall, and I plaster it with dust and sand
lest a least hole should be left in this name; and for all the care I take
I lose sight of my true being.”

(R. Tagore in Gitanjali no. 2)
Visé (B)

The sad roof

"No smoke spreads out of this chimney-pot,
The people who lived here have left the spot,
And others are coming who knew them not."

(Thomas Hardy in Starlings on the roof)
Huy (B)