There is more going on in the poem than perhaps even Hardy intended.
Magazine: Country Life
Who gave his name to this late-summer flower?
Let us not forget to watch the bats.
Richard Brookhiser finds cows to be unreliable meteorologists.
Preparing for spring.
Richard Brookhiser procures some game.
Richard Brookhiser tends his garden.
Richard Brookhiser details his relationship's with the monochromatic mammals.
Reflecting on the brevity of life, Richard Brookhiser unpacks the dynamics of a memorial service.
If you are ever sick, the island at the heart of the city is the place to be.