Friday, 16 September 2016

Relic Environments Trilogy: Book III, Part 1.vii

from Book III, Part 1, The Lord of Time, His Curiosity and Galliard 

The Ruined Cottage

Had the gate not led to roofless stones

Had the stones not shouldered the lintel

Had the flocks not stitched the slopes

Had shadow not stained the tumulus

Had the hawk not pivoted from its height

Had the hawthorn not split the rock

Had the child not stood in the doorway

Had the child’s dark eyes not drowned the valley

Had the lake below not silvered in mist

Had we not stepped through the doorway

Through the cold grace of granite, in our ascent

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