Identity #midnighthaiku

The Andle Stone is a boulder, fifteen feet long, and covered with prehistoric cup and ring marks. It stands on Stanton Moor in Derbyshire, between the stone circles of Doll Tor and Nine Ladies. there is no question that it was a significant place for our ancestors, yet it is carved with footholds for casual climbers and centuries of grafitti.

Mankind has always wanted to make his mark in stone.

Not all of the names and thoughts cut into the rock are without purpose, though. On the other side from the photo, we found a memorial…

Field – Marshall                     Lieut – Colonel
Duke Of Wellington           William Thornhill
Died 14 Septr 1852                           7 Hussars
Aged 82 Years                      Died 9 Decr 1851
                                                     Aged 71 Years

Assye 1803 Waterloo 1815
T Masters

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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9 Responses to Identity #midnighthaiku

  1. chris jensen says:

    They paint.. We paint! They paint.. We Paint!


    Liked by 1 person

  2. colonialist says:

    Pity people couldn’t resist but to ‘Andle it.


  3. memadtwo says:

    Humans have much to learn. But the stones will outlast us all. (K)


  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


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