hayricks

Hayracks are a characteristic element of the central Slovenian countryside, utilitarian structures whose construction details, distinctive proportions and ornamentation are important examples of Slovenian vernacular architecture. They reflects the specific ethnic culture of a territory that was a meeting point for Mediterranean (Roman), middle-European and Pannonian civilisations. (Photo: Miran Kambič)

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And thus it comes, as precious things do,

Involuntarily, quick as our quiet breathing

Or the steady pulsations of our unguarded

Hearts on soft summer nights when the

House is asleep and an aura of calm

Descends on our small corner, our cabin

In the wood by the cool reflecting pond.

Choice is taken from us then, no corner

Of sanctuary, no sheltered lea or

Beckoning hayrick to hide us;

Only the sweet density of travel

Holding out a well-worn valise and

Inviting us to follow, to find or reinvent

That place that is not place, distant

Yet contiguous, contained in the rafters

Of our unguarded hearts where birds brood

In the warmth of unheralded wonder.

— 

James A. Carter, Destiny of Travel

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“It’s Sunday and therefore it’s Sunday School, and I don’t want to go one bit. It looks like rain, and I hope it will rain cats and dogs and hammers and pitchforks and silver sugar spoons and hayricks and paper covered novels and picture frames and rag carpets and toothpicks and skating rinks and birds of Paradise and roof gardens and burdocks and French grammars, before Sunday school time. There!”

Sixteen-year-old Edna St. Vincent Millay writing in her diary,
quoted in Savage Beauty by Nancy Milford.


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