Posted: July 9, 2012 Filed under: London, London 2012 Olympics, People, Statues/Sculptures/Art, Words | Tags: art, john betjeman, london, martin jennings, photography, poet, poetry, postaday, postaday2012, St Pancras, statue
I love this statue of the poet Sir John Betjeman by Martin Jennings at St Pancras Station, London.
With the Olympic rings…
Also, on the ground near the statue are some quotes from Betjeman’s poetry…
Imprisoned in a cage of sound / Even the trivial seems profound.
Revival ran along the hedge / And made my spirit whole / When steam was on the window panes / And glory in my soul
Here where the cliffs alone prevail / I stand exultant, neutral, free / And from the cushion of the gale / Behold a huge consoling sea
A gentle guest, a willing host / Affection deeply planted / It’s strange that those we miss the most / Are those we take for granted
Beyond the throb of the engines is the throbbing heart of all