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'A gaping silken dragon,/Puffed by the wind, suffices us for God./We, not the City, are the Empire's soul:/A rotten tree lives only in its rind.'

Saturday, 17 March 2012

St Patrick's Day

An Englishman's greetings on this St.Patrick's day. Not for the commercialised nonesense that reduces our shared heritage to a sales opportunity, but for any spiritual and cultural comfort that is drawn from this fellow:

A votive figure (see how long the hand of pagan Rome is!) in 54mm, from France.


  1. Compliments of the season to you!
    (or should that be top o' de mornin'?)