The Man with the Oiling-Can

IN ancient Essex once I saw an ancient man, Most motionless of men (By Tiptree, Tolleshunt Knights and Tolleshunt D’Arcy ran The ancient railway then), And in his wrinkled hand he held an oiling-can. It was at eventide, before the moon began Her slow, belated journey over heaven’s span; She did not rise till ten. … Continue reading The Man with the Oiling-Can