The Listeners

Three different treatments in monochrome:

“Is there anybody there?” said the Traveller
Knocking on the moonlit door….


craigflower farm in view royal

….For he suddenly smote on the door, even
Louder, and lifted his head:–
“Tell them I came, and no one answered,
That I kept my word,” he said….

st marychurchyard

The landmark of St. Mary’s Churchyard in Metchosin

Never the least stir made the listeners….

Aylard Farm

Aylard Farm in Metchosin

and the silence surged softly backward….

 Along with the poems of Dylan Thomas, The Listeners by Walter de la Mare is one of my all time favourites.

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