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Wayland's Smithy is in Oxfordshire, England. It's a neolithic burial site, and was more than three thousand years old when the Saxons arrived in a land they were later to make England. They attached it to a myth around their Smith God, Wayland, and today you can still feel the magic of the place.
It's a tangible reminder that we're all just passing through.

Wayland's Smithy

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse13 Oct 2013

The Saxons came late
To land still owned by
Generations of eloquent dead.

They recognised divinity
here, before this
was England.

The far horizon is weighted
with waves of rain,
but sunlight picks out russet

From the green-gold leaves
of giant sentinels dwarfed
by the age of stone.