The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25650   Message #306111
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
26-Sep-00 - 07:09 PM
Thread Name: Anyone here had to recite?
Subject: RE: Anyone here had to recite?
On Ozymandias - pass - only ever learned the two lines quoted!!

Somethng that came out of the dim and distant depths today - a poem that ends - and the slow steady work of 200 years, is ended in less than two hours.

It's called Throwing a tree, by Thomas Hardy, and is one of the few things of his that I can stomach.... anyone else ever heard of it? Can anyone point me to a copy of it - it doesn't appear in the anthologies I have, and the one book I know has it (the complete poems of TH) is out of print.