Cee’s B&W: Older than 50 Years

Three ancient stone monuments in Cornwall….what have they seen? God alone knows! And the poetry is stark and beautiful too…thank you, Story Teller’s Abode….I love stories and enjoy spinning them too!

The Storyteller's Abode

Lanyon Quoit

Proudly

they stand,

ancient stones

steeped in mystery,

weathered

and windblown

on the lonely roadside,

sheltering

stories of times

long past.

Men Scryfa

Name

carved in stone,

black feathers bathed

in blood,

 warrior

fallen in battle,

legend

unforgotten.

Men-an-Tol

Crawling

on hands and knees,

scrabbling and

squeezing,

hoping

and praying

that aches and pains

are drawn away

by weathered stone

during undignified

rebirth.


This post is for Cee’s Black and White challenge. This week’s theme is older than 50 years. The pictures I’ve chosen to share are of three ancient stone monuments in Cornwall. These are all definitely older than 50 years!

The first picture is the Lanyon Quoit, the most well known of the Cornish quoits due to its position beside the road between Madron and Morvah. It dates back to the Neolithic, though its exact age is unknown. It sits at the northern end of a long barrow, though whether it was ever actually covered in earth is…

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