A tribute to that au natural poet, Robert Graham, who never seems to get the considerable credit his skill deserves, nor perhaps the audience.
|Sensing eternity ... The ancient abbey that caught poet Robert Graham's imagination. Thanks to Wikipedia for the photo originally from Urban at French Wikipedia. - Transferred from fr.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 3.0,|
Robert tells us that he felt drawn to the abbey after reading Patrick Leigh Fermor's book 'A Time to Keep Silence'.
The poem reveals the deep impression the ancient building, built in the 600s, had on him.
Abbeye de St Wandrille de la Fontanelle
At Wandrille, in August rain,
Old, before the Normans came,
Where you can see our infant isle,
In local stone and timbered tile,
And where you can sense eternity,
In vanished stone and forest tree,
At St Wandrille, in August rain,
Old, before the Normans came.
Robert Graham's corner of the web is here ...
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