Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Snipping Stalks: November 4, 2015

Great tracts of the earth lay now beneath the autumn sun, and the whole of England, from the bald moors to the Cornish rocks, was lit up from dawn to sunset, and showed in stretches of yellow, green, and purple.  Under that illumination even the roofs of the great towns glittered.  In thousands of small gardens, millions of dark-red flowers were blooming, until the old ladies who had tended them so carefully came down the paths with their scissors, snipped through their juicy stalks, and laid them upon cold stone ledges in the village church.

The Voyage Out (31)

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