Steeped in history

We wander through the cobbled streets,

Echoing with aging cries from kings and queens

That ruled, and loved and cried right here

Where we stand by swords in stones and great round tables.

Did they think of me, as I of them?

In their turrets, writing history as they lived

And that is when I feel so small, a speck

In time and space, falling from the pages that are read

In fragrant gardens in five hundred years.

We went to Winchester today and had a lovely walk around the city centre. It’s such a beautiful city and so full of history, it’s hard not to think about King Alfred, the Knights of the Round Table and all of the men drinking in the old taverns. It was also nice to take some photos on such a beautiful day.

Much Love

Rachel xx

9 thoughts on “Steeped in history

  1. Margot Kinberg

    I know just what you mean about that feeling of connection, Rachel. When I visit historic places, I always feel the personalities of the people who lived there. It gives me a sense of continuity with time, if that makes sense.

    1. patientandkindlove

      It’s amazing to think that we are standing in the exact same spot as them. I went to Jane Austen’s house and I felt so strange walking up the stairs because I knew that she must have walked up the same staircase. It gave me chills.

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