Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hardy and Egdon Heath

From ‘The Return of the Native’ …

‘Distilled by the sun, kneaded by the moon, it is renewed in a year, in a day, or in an hour. The sea changed, the fields changed, the rivers the villages and the people changed yet Egdon remained.'

Egdon Heath was Hardy's great background to the above work.

Here it is as it stands today ... these photos were taken in August on Winfrith Heath (from above Gatemore Road) in Dorset ... this area is part of Hardy's Egdon ... a few changes over the years - but still has a certain magic ...

How does climate, weather, environment effect the poet or writer?

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