Today has been minor jobs and cleaning up
but here is and etching and a few words about Lewes Castle
(thoughts on visiting Lewes castle)
Up tar-macadam ramps, and over granite sets
through little squares with ancient trees in gentle iron-work.
Polished flints by chalky whites
contained in leaning quoins lead up and on.
here Hellebores are freshly mulched
instead of hallebardes,
are thinly painted on the wall, in lofty chambers
up the mended stair.
The yellow sun slips in a narrow pane, illuminates
the deep reveals.
The watery light is now absorbed by soft distemper resting
on the wall. The gates
will close at twilight, said the sign.
The mound, together with the distant downs
will see the evening star.