Poem of the Week: Reigns

I mostly post my poetry first on Instagram, (unless it is a patron-exclusive poem). Then, each Sunday here on the blog, I post the poem that has got the most Insta likes.

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The poems are inspired by photographs, sometimes taken by me, sometimes by others.

My most popular poem on Instagram this week was “Reigns”.

And now for this week’s poem:


Up beside yon ancient castle
where a knight stands in the hall,
crumbling bricks square off a garden,
broken church lies under pall.
Crooked graves lie mossed with lichen,
twisted bramble gates the wall,
while the knight, once thought a warden,
armor empty, holds the hall.

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