Posts Tagged: walls

A dog’s gate

A dog's gate
“I asked my mama for fifteen cents,
see the elephant jump the fence.
He jumped so high, he touched the sky.
Never got back till the Fourth of July.
Walkin’ the dog,
just ‘a walkin’ the dog.
If you don’t know how to do it,
I’ll show you how to walk the dog.”

(Rufus Thomas in Walking the dog)
Namur (B)

Solo on an old wall

Solo on an old wall

"But age apace
Comes at last to all;
And a lone house filled
With the cricket's call;
And the scampering mouse
In the hollow wall."

(Walter de la Mare in Alone)
Namur (B)

The painted garden

The painted garden

"Beauty is but a painted hell :
        Aye me, aye me,
Shee wounds them that admire it,
Shee kils them that desire it.
        Giue her pride but fuell,
        No fire is more cruell."

(Th. Campion in Beauty is but a painted hell)
Liège-Bressoux (B)

Over the wall

Over the wall

"Up in the air and over the wall,
  Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
  Over the countryside -"

(R.L. Stevenson in A child's garden of verses)
Brussel (B)

Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom

"In lucent words my darkling verses dight,
And wash my earthy mind in thy clear streams,
That wisdom may descend in fairy dreams ..."

(W. Blake in An Imitation to Spenser)
Herstal (B)