After Thursday

They were right, my dear, all those voices were right

And still are; this land is not the sweet home that it looks,

Nor its peace the historical calm of a site

Where something was settled once and for all: A back ward

And dilapidated province, connected

To the big busy world by a tunnel, with a certain

Seedy appeal, is that all it is now?

(Extract from In Praise of Limestone by W H Auden)

6 thoughts on “After Thursday

  1. I’m surprised just how sad I feel. Even though I am, of course, on holiday. Used my postal vote though. But it didn’t make any difference. 😦 . I could go on … but I won’t.

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