Character is seen most clearly in choice under pressure. — Scarlett Thomas, Monkeys with Typewriters
Army Careers, High Street, Canterbury, UK
When you read, don’t let the poet write down to you; read up to him. Reach for him from your gut out, and the heart and muscles will come into it, too.
From anywhere, the Canterbury Cathedral
All Saints Lane, Canterbury, UK
At the gardens by the Victoria Embankment, London
Lord Ganesha in Canterbury, on Palace Street
London: William Blake -
I wander thro’ each charter’d street,
Near where the charter’d Thames does flow.
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.
In every cry of every Man,
In every Infants cry of fear,
In every voice: in every ban,
The mind-forg’d manacles I hear
How the Chimney-sweepers cry
Every blackning Church appalls,
And the hapless Soldiers sigh
Runs in blood down Palace walls
But most thro’ midnight streets I hear
How the youthful Harlots curse
Blasts the new-born Infants tear
And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse