shadow and light,
a fan of steps,
a stone vertebrae,
spiralling towards the sky
or plunging to earth.
spill of indigo, ochre, charcoal,
a symphony of grace.
steps worn smooth by the tread of centuries;
emerging into the sunshine of another day
or the dark chamber of another night.
(Impressions of the 12th century keep of Castle Rising, Norfolk.
Photos and text, copyright Mari French)