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AT hawthorn-time in Wiltshire travelling
In search of something chance would never bring,
An old man's face, by life and weather cut
And coloured,--rough, brown, sweet as any nut,--
A land face, sea-blue-eyed,--hung in my mind
When I had left him many a mile behind.
All he said was: "Nobody can't stop 'ee. It's
A footpath, right enough. You see those bits
Of mounds--that's where they opened up the barrows
Sixty years since, while I was scaring sparrows.
They thought as there was something to find there,
But couldn't find it, by digging, anywhere."

Edward Thomas (1878-1917)

Thanks to moss for this. Seasonally apt and the poem in full to be found at - (Thomas goes on to mention Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and other places of interest in the area). See also[...]05/Thomas_(Philip)_Edward.html for more about Thomas and for more about Lob.

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5th June 2008ce

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