Even though we are officially suffering from a winter drought,
and I should be glad of the rain,
I'd like this weather back please.
I'd also like to have this back:
insured for £500,000, melted down for scrap worth £750,
I rather took it for granted as I ran past it most mornings,
but now that it is gone, it does indeed feel as though,
Barbara Hepworth said that she related her large works
to her diagnosis of cancer in 1966.
'It was the same in 1938. If war is imminent, or you're very ill
or something's threatening, you want to put something down
for big work while you can.
I was an absolute fever of ideas, without much hope of fulfillment.'
Some more big work is urgently needed.