Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Walk 6 - Walking with The Waste Land

Walking with The Waste Land,
Wednesday April 13th, 

Meet at the Nayland Rock Shelter 2pm.

"April is the cruellest month,breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain."

 I'd like to link this walk to the theme of commemoration and war. Both the bombing in Belgium and then Pakistan were events that  brought TS Eliot's reflections on death, waste and loss into the present. I also read an article about migration "The long walk to nowhere..." which made me reflect on how the act of walking takes on a different meaning. 
 April is indeed a strange month, with the promise of sunny days and yet still a winter chill  in the air and cold showers. It seems to embody hope and loss as is so eloquently put in the quote from  T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land.
If you'd  like more details about this walk or to be on the mailing list for future walks please contact me elspethpenfold@yahoo.co.uk

For more about the walking group: http://wasteland.onsocialengine.com/categories/23679/walking-group

For more about me and my work please visit my website, now at: www.elspeth-billie-penfold.com

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