Saturday, 12 June 2010

The Newcomer's Wife

This is a poem I have known for a while, which popped up on the side bar of the Lost in Wessex blog.  One of those poems that in many ways remind us of other days, this - and yet also has resonances for all people that discover something they didn't want to know. I post the link so that  this Thomas Hardy poetry blog gets a few of the visitors it deserves, hopefully.  Go on, read it.  You know you want to!

http://casterbridge.blogspot.com/2010/06/newcomers-wife.html

3 comments:

Steve Borthwick said...

Nasty! the kind of girl you hope your son never falls for but know he will, just like we all do at some point. I wonder what the word "blent" means, I can't even find a definition on t'interweb...

Omtouche said...
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G said...

"blended", I'd suggest.

Hardy was a bit of a specialist in these "dodgy past" females. Normally actresses. Although one came to a nasty end in "Desperate Remedies".