Thursday, September 17, 2015

Give me Stalin and Saint Paul . . .

Dove of the Revolution
Photo by Christopher Herwig
The Spectator

Roland Elliott Brown, writing for The Spectator of the 12th September 2015, reports in "The caravanserai of the motor age" on the Soviet Union's "whacky bus shelters," like the one above, which is so horrible, it's even more horrible than it actually is! This dove - possibly even a 'pig eon' - has such powerful wings that it reminds me of Milton's lines to the Divine Spirit in the first few lines of Paradise LostBook One:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thou from the first
Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread
Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss
And mad'st it pregnant:
Yes. Right. The vast abyss of the Soviet Union. Got it knocked up. Or out. But don't you sort of miss the Soviet Union, over what we've got now? Give me back the Berlin Wall.

But no, we have to muddle on toward The Future . . .

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At 5:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not very pretty, Yes, but as the saying goes, "Any port(sic. Shelter) in a storm". I like your allusion to Milton, and the actual book review was interesting as well.


At 6:40 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I chose the ugliest bus stop for effect.

Jeffery Hodges

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