Blown Hilcote Manor

Original Text: 
Masefield, John. Selected Poems. Edited by Donald Stanford. Manchester, England: Carcanet, 1984: 136-137.
1In perfect June we reached the house to let,
2In remote woodland, up a private lane,
3Beyond a pond that seemed as black as jet
4Whereon a moorhen oared with chickens twain;
5And from the first a sense of want or debt
6Seemed to possess the place from ancient pain.
7Then, turning Right, we had the House in view,
8A red Victorian brick--with earlier stone,
9Fair, but unhappy, being overgrown
10With all the greenness Summer ever grew.
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Publication Notes: 
On the Hill
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire, assisted by Ana Berdinskikh
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