John Betjeman

I love this statue of the poet Sir John Betjeman by Martin Jennings at St Pancras Station, London.

John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, St Pancras Station, London

John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, St Pancras Station, London

With the Olympic rings…

John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, St Pancras Station, London

Also, on the ground near the statue are some quotes from Betjeman’s poetry…

John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, St Pancras Station, London

Imprisoned in a cage of sound / Even the trivial seems profound.

John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, St Pancras Station, London

Revival ran along the hedge / And made my spirit whole / When steam was on the window panes / And glory in my soul

John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, St Pancras Station, London

Here where the cliffs alone prevail / I stand exultant, neutral, free / And from the cushion of the gale / Behold a huge consoling sea

John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, St Pancras Station, London

A gentle guest, a willing host / Affection deeply planted / It’s strange that those we miss the most / Are those we take for granted

John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, St Pancras Station, London

Beyond the throb of the engines is the throbbing heart of all



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