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Rating: 3.8

Back out of all this now too much for us,
Back in a time made simple by the loss
Of detail, burned, dissolved, and broken off
Like graveyard marble sculpture in the weather,
There is a house that is no more a house
Upon a farm that is no more a farm
And in a town that is no more a town.
The road there, if you'll let a guide direct you
Who only has at heart your getting lost,
May seem as if it should have been a quarry -

Great monolithic knees the former town
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Dianne Cowan 26 April 2019

He is full of rage at what's been lost, and it's the 1940's. Imagine what he'd say now, in 2019.

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Paul Booth 09 May 2019

Dianne, you devil .... a most effective quickie analysis. I would like to claim ownership for your thoughts. Taking the same fork in the road that you've chosen. And that has made all the difference.

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Kayode Are 10 February 2019

Bewildering yet captivating: loss of detail through time make life seem simple.

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* Sunprincess * 07 May 2016

.....beautiful and nostalgic, the goblet seems to be sentimental ?

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