“You came, and looked and loved the view,
Long-known and loved by me,
Green Sussex fading into blue
With one gray glimpse of sea.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“From your window I can see watery winter sun glinting on a grey, grey sea.
Gulls hanging motionless in the breeze till they tumble to the rooftops to land with ease.
From your window I hear distant bells ringing morning wakings or evening knells.
Sounds of traffic in the streets below
bustle of the pedestrians that come and go.
From your window I can smell the sea bringing back memories of seaside trips to me.
Trips with you and Chris and Jo but all of that was so very long ago.
From your window I can see the world.”
John Dykes, January 2000