Hill bachelor

Which of these men
Loved the light and the queen
Too long virgin? Yesterday was summer.
Who was it promised marriage to himself
Before apples were hung from the ceilings for Hallowe'en?

Patrick Kavanagh, from The Great Hunger, with thanks to Michael for finding it.

Damp and gloomy, the mizzle soft I managed a bit of work outside this morning, accompanied by a very loud robin, some tiny frogs and a startled heron.

This afternoon I went off to look for some dereliction and found it in a similar spot to last week. An old barn and a small window just ajar and the remains of an enamel bowl. This place has an air of melancholy - the home of a bachelor farmer I suspect; someone on their own struggling to make a living, the last son in the family home.

It is of course Derelict Thursday hosted by the wondrous SarumStroller

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