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At Britten’s Grave

Posted by Weeping Tudor from Cardiff - Published on 19/07/2013 at 12:13
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  • Britten

A morbid haiku, I know, but I don’t make a habit of visiting graveyards.

Going to Aldeburgh, I had to make a visit to composer Benjamin Britten's grave. He is buried next to his partner, the tenor Peter Pears and dear friend Imogen Holst lies behind them.

Being here almost reduced me to tears. I had to see this before I saw Britten's opera Peter Grimes...  

Arrow points over:
‘‘This way to witness the grave’’.
I stagger sharply.

Britten and Pears,
Side by side, they nestle death.
Imogen Holst views.

Shingle has been placed,
From the honoured sea nearby.
Crowing the graves source.       

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