............................................................................................................................

A visit to ancient St Wandrille

I visited St Wandrille Abbey after reading Patrick Leigh Fermor's 'A Time to Keep Silence'.

I sent him this poem, via the Travellers Club, as he lived in Greece, and I did not know his address.

Imagine my delight when some time later I received a postcard of thanks, including the following sentences.

'I was very moved by your charming short poem about St Wandrille. It conjures up the magic of the place immediately'.

Sir Paddy Leigh Fermor DSO, author, traveller, scholar, life-enhancer, linguist. Thank you.

And Thank You too Maika, for the evocative illustration of the oldest part of St Wandrille Abbey - 'Old before the Normans came.'

Image of part of  a page on poet Robert Graham's corner of the web.

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.

Good to have you visiting HealingGardens dot click.



A taste of the sea air here with Roberto's The Waves, Provence ⇒⇒

Back to the home page ⇒⇒

............................................................................................................................

The present web home of the poet Robert Graham HealingGardens dot click
© 2000-2019