Thursday, 1 October 2009

Stands the church clock at ten to three?

Quite by chance I snapped my sundial at ten to three Greenwich Mean Time evoking by serendipity the famous lines in Rupert Brooke's 1912 poem of nostalgic longing for Grantchester near Cambridge : "Stands the clock at ten to three and is there honey still for tea?" Far too early for a Cambridge undergraduate to take tea but it rhymes. I made this sundial some ten years ago from odds and ends. "Carpe lucem" means "Seize the light." In England this year we had a glorious Indian summer so there was plenty of light to seize. (The parallel shadows on the left are from an open window and actually inspired me to take this photograph.)

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