The 'Golden Hour' is especially golden
on Holywell Street, as the sun sets on
the western end of the street. It bathes
the already golden Cotswold limestone
in soft evening light.
Students make their way in the evening
to a college ball, a welcome break in
their Trinity Term exam schedule.
'Grotesques' grow brighter with the sunset
on them, as they watch over the street.
Gargoyles drain into a pipe, or 'gurgle',
while grotesques are mythical, architectural
The laburnum adds an extra glow to the evening
from our back garden, Harris Manchester College
in the background.
The eastern light our spires touch at morning,
The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,
The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,
Moon light and star light, owl and moth light,
Glow-worm glowlight on a grassblade.
O Light Invisible, we worship Thee!
Alumni of Merton College, Oxford
Holywell Bed and Breakfast
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