February 25, 2011 2 Comments
One of the reasons I like walking Heidi early in the morning is this – the earth exhaling. Till I got a dog, I had only seen this phenomenon when I stayed up late, rather than got up early.
I love how Heidi is trying to compete with the exhaling earth by adding her own cloud of vapour.
The quote is from the John Betjeman poem Slough, the final stanza of which reads
Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough
To get it ready for the plough.
The cabbages are coming now;
The earth exhales.
I like how the text is on the Slough website!
I heart Betjeman. His poetry is like Kiplings, in that it is best read out loud.