Thursday 19 January 2012

Fair weather or foul

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.


  1. Oh, I was enjoying your spring pictures then I was hit in the eye by the lack of sculpture! I think that it is despicable that it should have been stolen.

  2. Your duck picture is brilliant! (are presume they are ducks. . . )

  3. Hmm. I'm a bit ashamed to say that I'm not a huge fan of sculpture like that. A bit modern for me. But on the other hand, it's horrible that thieves are pinching any sculptures and so much metal of various kinds. They even stole copper from the telephone exchange in "The Archers". Goodness.

  4. I have begun to think about spring and how, after this week of school closures and wind and snow, it will be so sweet when it comes.

    That is terrible about the sculpture. Just terrible.

  5. Yes, very obliging and photogenic mallard ducks seen from a walkway across the lake.