Spender, Stephen. "The Pylons".
- the speaker indignantly informs about the change of a rural landscape into an industrial one
- the landscape of hills, stones, and "hidden villages" full of secrets turned into the landscape of concrete pylons and "black wire" bare and naked ("pillars / […] nude giant girls that have no secret")
- concludes with an ambiguous prophecy read high above these hills about "cities / Where often clouds shall lean their swan-white neck"
- irregularly rhymed
- anger about the replacement of an enchanting natural landscape by a vulgar industrial one
AuthorSpender, Stephen. (1909 - 1995).
Full Title"The Pylons".
Spender, Stephen. "The Pylons". Collected Poems. 1928 - 1985. London: Faber and Faber, 1990.