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Home is so Sad

Home is so sad. It stays as it was left,
Shaped to the comfort of the last to go
As if to win them back. Instead, bereft
Of anyone to please, it withers so,
Having no heart to put aside the theft

And turn again to what it started as,
A joyous shot at how things ought to be,
Long fallen wide. You can see how it was:
Look at the pictures and the cutlery.
The music in the piano stool. That vase.

by Philip Larkin
09/03/2012 - 16:39bwlchmawr
CategoryStill Life
Shutter Speed1/10
Aperturef/8
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ISO800
Focal Length43mm
Views/Likes62/0

nonur

Link Posted 09/03/2012 - 17:04
Very clever juxtaposition of this shot with Larkin's poem, Andrew. And yes,when you think, it's really so sad for us all. I should mention the details I like, the frame that is not straight, the damp stains on the upper part of the wall and of course the photographs that are left behind together with the indicator of time. They all combine to make this sad but unforgettable shot. Well done!
Regards,
Nezih
Last Edited by nonur on 09/03/2012 - 17:10

carkaci

Link Posted 09/03/2012 - 17:13
Great photograph ! So meaningful and beautiful !
Regards;

Emre

autumnlight

Link Posted 09/03/2012 - 21:55
I really like this Andrew so meaningful to many, is it in a museum?
Kind regards Maria

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Blaze

Link Posted 09/03/2012 - 22:31
Nostalgic and atmospheric, a reminder of times gone by - a lovely shot with a tinge of sadness.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/03/2012 - 05:44
Thanks folks.
autumnlight wrote:
I really like this Andrew so meaningful to many, is it in a museum?

Yes, sort of Maria. The open air Museum of Welsh Life near Cardiff.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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sandinista

Link Posted 10/03/2012 - 08:29
This reminds me of the transient and ephemeral nature of our time on this planet. Great image and words to match.
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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trixie

Link Posted 10/03/2012 - 10:21
Such a sad photo Andrew but it brings back memories that many of us will have thank you for sharing a the poem too by Larkin. Best wishes Trixie

pauljay

Link Posted 10/03/2012 - 18:57
Most poignant!
Paul.

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autumnlight

Link Posted 11/03/2012 - 13:29
bwlchmawr wrote:
Thanks folks.
autumnlight wrote:
I really like this Andrew so meaningful to many, is it in a museum?

Yes, sort of Maria. The open air Museum of Welsh Life near Cardiff.

Thank you for the info Andrew.
Kind regards Maria

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-Gray-photography/589310071158079?ref=hl
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