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Post by aradlaw » July 1st, 2018, 6:23 am

Man Carrying Bale by Harold Monro (1879 - 1932).

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Harold Edward Monro was an English poet born in Brussels and proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop in London, which helped many poets bring their work before the public.
In his later years, Monro reflected on whether the Poetry Bookshop had fulfilled its purpose and whether it should be closed, but he was too deeply attached to it. According to the English literary historian Dominic Hibberd, "By now Monro was a disappointed man, appalled at the state of Europe and feeling forgotten by the poets he had helped." He had used up most of his money in subsidizing the shop. ( Wikipedia)
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The tough hand closes gently on the load;
Out of the mind, a voice
Calls 'Lift!' and the arms, remembering well their work,
Lengthen and pause for help.
Then a slow ripple flows from head to foot
While all the muscles call to one another:
'Lift! 'and the bulging bale
Floats like a butterfly in June.

So moved the earliest carrier of bales,
And the same watchful sun
Glowed through his body feeding it with light.
So will the last one move,
And halt, and dip his head, and lay his load
Down, and the muscles will relax and tremble.
Earth, you designed your man
Beautiful both in labour and repose.

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Post by Algy Pug » July 1st, 2018, 2:45 pm

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Post by aradlaw » July 1st, 2018, 7:28 pm

Thank you Algy and Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by Foon » July 2nd, 2018, 6:52 am

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Post by aradlaw » July 2nd, 2018, 7:53 am

Thank you Graham and Foon. :thumbs:
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Post by TracyB » July 2nd, 2018, 1:17 pm

Another bale....


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Time: 1:10

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Post by aradlaw » July 2nd, 2018, 5:55 pm

Thank you Tracy. :thumbs:
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Post by schrm » July 3rd, 2018, 3:44 am

hi,

i realized, how useful it is, to keep an eye open and watch out for the weekly poem: sometimes, being it after being ill, or being it after a wonderful weekend with family: it is just exactly the right thing, to sit back and speak into the microphone again..

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Post by aradlaw » July 3rd, 2018, 6:13 am

Thank you Larry and Schrm. :thumbs:

Thanks for the kind words Schrm. :)
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Post by silverquill » July 3rd, 2018, 7:04 am

aradlaw wrote:
July 3rd, 2018, 6:13 am
Thank you Larry and Schrm. :thumbs:

Thanks for the kind words Schrm. :)
Thank you again, David!
And, your is also PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by Nedge » July 3rd, 2018, 12:00 pm

I am back from Scotland, where I got wool yarn, a postcard of a Hairy Cow, and a bad cold. Here's my poem anyhow. :)


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Post by CoMo290 » July 3rd, 2018, 5:26 pm

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