Ancient stone watches
The passing of centuries
Carve a weathered face
The heartbeat of stone is slow
Man no more than passing through
The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on Stanton Moor in Derbyshire. The stone is the Cork Stone, a natural erratic that stands within a landscape once peopled by our ancestors. Not far away is the Nine Ladies stone circle, three other ring sites that may have been ring cairns or stone circles, and the mystrious Doll Tor hides in a wood close by. All around are traces of the living and the dead of the ancient settlement that once called this stretch of moorland home.
For all it is a natural stone…not placed there by human hands… it would undoubtedly have held significance for a people to whom stone was their means of expression, their tool and technology and an embodiment of the spirit of earth.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week. I reblogged as many as I could and all the posts are listed below, so please click on the links to read them and leave a comment for the author! Thank you too, to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual resposes!
A new prompt will be published later today. I will reblog as many contributions as space and time allows, as they come in… and all of them will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.
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Many thanks to this weeks contributors: