Kidwelly

Kidwelly Castle

 

 

Grass carpeted the grounds at Kidwelly.

It was so green and so fine

 

That by appearance it seemed to be fine velvet.

A green tattoo that did not allow me to see

 

Back hundreds and hundreds of years

To barn animals, foot-soldiers, peasants,

 

Straw-covered, manure-covered and filth-

Covered ground.

 

Standing there among the green I felt peace and tranquillity,

At odds with the hustle and bustle from the past.

 

If I were Queen I’d prefer the green of the lawn,

And I’d rope it off with little signs: “Keep Off The Grass”.

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One response to “Kidwelly

  1. i love this! especially ~

    “A green tattoo that did not allow me to see

    Back hundreds and hundreds of years”

    i’ve never thought about how the history of a place can be covered by something as simple as grass.

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