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the signpost by r s thomas

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oneearedrabbit Tue 11-Feb-14 15:37:04

does anyone know this poem?
can anyone help me explain what the "place on a diet" allusion means? stuck!
Many thanks.

Funnyfoot Tue 11-Feb-14 20:55:59

Imo it means that the place has no new life it has stopped in the past. It is feeding off of empty echo's, the past. For a place to live and breath it's diet needs to be that of new voices new experience and new life. Time stood still there. smile

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