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Re: Emmeline Fisher: Lines suggested by the opening made in Silbury Hill 1849
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I don't understand why it has got around (first in a press article then repeated all over the internet) that the poem "isn't very good".

If there's some better writing about an ancient site than this bit I'd be glad to have it pointed out -

all is still.
O that it were not! O that sound or sign,
Vision, or legend, or the eagle glance
Of science, could call back thy history lost,
Green Pyramid of the plains, from far-ebbed Time!
O that the winds which kiss thy flowery turf
Could utter how they first beheld thee rise

What on earth would poor Emmie have had to do in order to get her talent properly recognised?

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Posted by nigelswift
15th December 2007ce

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