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Looks like quite a monument...
Chris: Important lady from the nearby big house Larry
Great shot, Chris!
Chris: I loved the artistry of this tomb
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Dec 2017, 04:54
There appears to have been an attempt at a face looking the opposite direction, Chris.
Chris: Life can be full of puzzles and surprises

May all your new year resolutions come to fruition
  • Martine
  • France
  • 31 Dec 2017, 05:03
Joli profil.
Chris: Thank you kindly Martine
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 31 Dec 2017, 06:20
You could almost imagine Emma looking like this, Chris
Chris: Yes you could, almost Lisl
Sounds like a Dorstshire place name
Chris: Yes it is just that thing. Winterbourne Came is a village adjacent to Dorchester. Thomas Hardy and wife Florence would often walk to this spot from their house Max Gate
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Dec 2017, 07:37
poet William Barnes

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Zummer An' Winter - Poem by William Barnes
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When I led by zummer streams
The pride o' Lea, as naighbours thought her,
While the zun, wi' evenen beams,
Did cast our sheades athirt the water;
Winds a-blowen,
Streams a-flowen,
Skies a-glowen,
Tokens ov my jay zoo fleeten,
Heightened it, that happy meeten.

Then, when maid an' man took pleaces,
Gay in winter's Chris'mas dances,
Showen in their merry feaces
Kindly smiles an' glisnen glances;
Stars a-winken,
Day a-shrinken,
Sheades a-zinken,
Brought anew the happy meeten,
That did meake the night too fleeten.

William Barnes
Chris: Very appropriate, thank you Philine. Barnes, expert in Dorset dialog verse, was the rector of this church
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Dec 2017, 07:41
William Barnes, The young that died in beauty

If souls should only sheen so bright
In heaven as in e'thly light,
An' nothen better wer the cease,
How comely still, in sheape an' feace,
Would many reach thik happy pleace, -
The hopevul souls that in their prime
Ha' seem'd a-took avore their time, -
The young that died in beauty.
Chris: Lovely..
Lady somebody or other I guess
Chris: Indeed - from the local manor house
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Dec 2017, 08:17
THE LAST SIGNAL
Thomas Hardy

(Oct. 11, 1886)
A MEMORY OF WILLIAM BARNES

Silently I footed by an uphill road
That led from my abode to a spot yew-boughed;
Yellowly the sun sloped low down to westward,
And dark was the east with cloud.

Then, amid the shadow of that livid sad east,
Where the light was least, and a gate stood wide,
Something flashed the fire of the sun that was facing it,
Like a brief blaze on that side.

Looking hard and harder I knew what it meant -
The sudden shine sent from the livid east scene;
It meant the west mirrored by the coffin of my friend there,
Turning to the road from his green,

To take his last journey forth--he who in his prime
Trudged so many a time from that gate athwart the land!
Thus a farewell to me he signalled on his grave-way,
As with a wave of his hand.
Chris: This is so appropriate Philine: thank you
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Dec 2017, 09:39
A fine memorial made even better with nature's helping hands. I've never heard of Winterbourne Came before; it seems I've driven quite close to it on occasions.
Chris: Well basically it's down a dead end road, so it's unlikely any of us might have driven by
and remained?
Chris: Winterbourne Came is the name of the village Claudio
Like Alan I've never ehard of this place before. It is a very impressive headstone.
Immortalised in stone a face conveys far more than just a name.
Chris: And this was probably a good likeness too..
A young man taken in his prime, it would seem.
Chris: A young woman in her prime Tom

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