Menhir
Poem by Giles Denmark Mitchell



menhir, languedoc, france


MENHIR

Beaten, bloodied, armour bashed
Proud rock erect
Once danced, daubed, climbed,
Menhir perches hidden in earth embrace
Trees moggy around
Wind beating toss and throw
Man stands under
Gasping for breath


This spirit rock, with a history of local legends,
is off the main road between Bize-Minervois
and Villespassans, Languedoc, South of France
© Giles Mitchell 2000

Poetry walks are a series of poems where places in France resonate the spirit