long meg and her daughters
what enchantment is this?
what secret sorcery?
what magic and mystery
is abroad in the air this evening
around the ancient stone circle
this summer solstice in cumbria?
the standing stones lean forward
as if they have a secret to tell
to anyone who cares to listen
it is one we believed in once
when the world revolved
on a simpler axis in time and space
it was a communal sense a common good
a belief we all shared and understood
in this sacred place many years ago
but have now long since forgotten