At Andrew’s Parish Church and Graveyard

After we left the ruins of Penrith Castle we made our way down through the town to St Andrew’s Parish Church, described perfectly by Sue Vincent here at The Silent Eye.

Now Sue has described the church beautifully in the above article, so I am going to show some photos and leave you some poetry of my feelings of the place .

The Church

Warm

Safety

The church felt

So welcoming

Dressed bright for Christmas

I was at once at home

Though not all of our number

Felt the warm and soft vibrations

Strange, animosity and fear

What different feelings were given here.

The Graveyard

Please don’t lay me in the ground

Where spinners and giants can be found.

Gravestones tell their tales

Of poets, families and a centurions travails.

There be giants there too

Every word I say is true.

So as the dusk began to grow

We knew it was time to go .

And later to meet and share a meal

To discuss the day and how it made us feel.

More thoughts from The Silent Eye‘s : The Full Circle : Finding your way home, weekend in Cumbria.

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hélène Vaillant
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 16:23:28

    Beautiful photos Willow. After reading Sue’s post and then yours I have to agree with don’t bury me there either…a great post from you Willow.

    Reply

  2. Sue Vincent
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 16:40:55

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings on this church and its grounds, Willow. I am so glad you enjoyed the weekend …and you seemed to ‘feel’ quite a lot 🙂 x

    Reply

  3. Sue Vincent
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 16:41:10

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo.

    Reply

  4. Ritu
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 17:38:32

    💜 wonderful sis!

    Reply

  5. trentpmcd
    Dec 20, 2018 @ 19:54:36

    Nice photos and a great companion post to Sue’s.

    Reply

  6. johncoyote
    Dec 22, 2018 @ 16:48:07

    A beautiful church and wonderful words. Merry Christmas.

    Reply

  7. Lyn Horner
    Dec 23, 2018 @ 17:26:05

    Reblogged this on Lyn Horner's Corner and commented:
    A beautiful historic church.

    Reply

  8. Betty Hayes Albright
    Dec 24, 2018 @ 01:19:18

    Sounds like you are very empathic, sensing the unseen, Willow. Beautiful photos – and I can imagine the history there! ❤️❤️

    Reply

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