Friday, January 2, 2015

On The Hill

The Ring of Brodgar on Orkney's main island - 5200 years old or so.

There is a theory that to understand the stones you need to see the standing stone culture as starting on these islands located to the north of Scotland. This culture spread south from there, ultimately reaching the locations of Stonehenge and the Avebury circle in the south of England. In this thinking it is claimed that the stones of Orkney appear to have been arranged at least 100 years earlier than anywhere else.

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On The Hill

How could you stand there
so still like those last old stones
upright in a row
like sacred pillars
long ago ground down by time
as it all went by?

The invasion took
place before you showed yourself
as we all huddled
in its aftermath.
You stood on that stony hill
shadowed in back light.

November 14, 2010 7:31 AM
Remodeled, January 2, 2014

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