Photo by Candia Dixon-Stuart
May have been seen in La Rochelle…
Extreme revanchism row with neighbours:
no statutory nuisance laws back then;
no one issued an abatement notice.
He was ‘the Brave’ – at war with the Hyksos.
It’s amazing what lack of sleep can do.
They just snapped over his noisy hippos.
A desire to cull turned to lust to kill.
We’ve all been maddened by a noisy pool.
The disturbance carried on the night air,
travelling from Thebes, up to Avaris.
Then his younger son captured their city,
almost twenty years into his own reign.
A little bit of poolside decorum
may have prevented an execution.
Users of swimming pools should roar quietly,
to avoid the fate of Seqenenre.
The unspoilt church William Morris was inspired by when he founded the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Monuments. A gem, sadly attacked by heartless lead thieves a couple of years ago.
Photo by Candia Dixon-Stuart. All Rights Reserved.
an alternative tuning.
In the Sarabande,
Bach’s audience is showered
with Baroque pollen
and hears cello strings vibrate
in harmony with
the frequency of a bee.
The musician’s taut thighs grip;
ground the instrument.
Way up in the clerestory,
there’s a resonance
which might have provoked a hum
from the composer himself.