Carrock Fell Iron Age Hill Fort

Carrock Fell Iron Age Hill Fort

A Poem by John Phoenix Hutchinson.
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From Poetical Guide the the Lake District Fells.

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Turn back the tides of time to ancient man, imagine,

Imagine the laborious effort, toil and the sweat,

To raise the circled walls, the rocky ramparts

For tribal defence in the cold and the wet.


Envisage fortifications now foundered succumbed to ages,

Standing firm against wind and hand of man,

A last strong defence an enduring refuge,

And sheltered home in wild and savage land.


Who lays silent under raised earth?

Long dead fallen warrior? Valiant King?

Honoured leader of mountain country,

Did he fight the good fight? Lose or Win?


© 2014 John Phoenix Hutchinson.


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Enjoyed reading John and lovely photo too...Good luck with your guide book...Rose:)

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.

5 Years Ago

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SyberRose

5 Years Ago

Wow....I bookmarked it...the photos are gorgeous...an exquisite work John...Rose:)
Strongly evokes the atmosphere of somewhere I know well.

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Just for you I will add Helvellyn as soon as I have finished looking at your stunning art work! Its .. read more
Ken Simm.

6 Years Ago

Thank you John much appreciated.
John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Helvellyn poem.......no pun intended ......is UP! :)
I heard the bodhran thumping its song of war in the background as I read this, Genius!

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TrimarcoRansome

6 Years Ago

This one is the best so far of what I have read, this one really got me :-)
John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Each mountain has a character and I really mix the style of poems up from serious to light hearted.... read more
TrimarcoRansome

6 Years Ago

yes I noticed that, it keeps interest doesn't it
Dear John,

These monuments are inspiring and your piece does them their due justice. I was recently in England/Ireland specifically with the intension of visiting archeological sites such as this. I didn't visit this site however, but did manage to visit, no surprise, Stonehenge. I, too, felt the magic and felt compelled to write a piece, "Silent Standing Stones," to express my feelings. These sites are a marvel.

Thank you for your powerful write. It was greatly enjoyed.

High marks!

Best regards,

Rick

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Ive wrote 214 poems now on the lakes. Thanks RP
Rick Puetter

6 Years Ago

A magnificent body of work. Congratulations!
Good to see your back on form! Did he lose or win? That mystery is lost to us but isnt it wonderful that way.....

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Yes its wonderful.............
Who lays silent under raised earth?King Arthur perhaps you never know....? Love the mystery ending!

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Funny you should mention King Arthur as there is a legend in Cumbria about the Kingdom of Rheged not.. read more
lothlorienwriter

6 Years Ago

Ah yes how interesting Lord Tennyson reckons Bassenthwaite was the lake that the sword was returned .. read more
John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Charles Dickins whoever he may be wrote about this a story about this place.......didn't know that!

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