Reading International Billboards on Crown Street

The next piece is a light-hearted parody of William Butler Yeats’s great poem, Sailing to Byzantium, which begins ‘That is no country for old men. / The young in one another’s arms,’


This is the country for old men. The young
Spend so much time in one another’s arms,
Or taking selfies, sending texts and tweets,
How can they know just what the Old are up to?



  1. John Dearing at the Whitley Pump
  2. In Grateful Memory, John Dearing’s new booklet about the monuments and inscriptions in St Mary’s Episcopal Chapel