A Ruined House


‘Those who lived here are gone
Or dead or desolate with grief;





Of all their life here
Nothing remains
Except their trampled, dirty clothes





Among the dusty bricks,
Their marriage bed, dusty and bent,
Thrown down aside as useless;
And a broken toy left by their child…’


A Ruined House by Richard Aldington
Photographs of Lakeview House, County Cork.

 

2 comments on “A Ruined House

  1. Julian Humphreys says:

    Ruined but not beyond saving. I was in this house last year and it is a gem. Unfortunately the property was sold for development in 2005 and nothing has happened…

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