A serious being
Cries out for a gap.
- W.H.Auden, “Bucolics 3; Mountains”
Listen to old Wystan read this poem, extraordinary voice and all, here.
The poet Glyn Maxwell, writing about the Bucolics sequence: “The materials of physical composition aside, there is nothing a writer needs but a view out of a window and perhaps not even that: a shaft of light was enough for Bunyan, and Milton got by with less.”