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Eight West Dorset Church Porches by Alison Bunning and Virginia Astley

Stepping between diagonal buttresses
they climb the lichened steps
below the swallows’ nests and crenellations
to the shrine of St Wite.

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Set in Stone by Sophie Pierce

This place feels like a receptacle of memory. A sanctum. I think it’s why these sites draw me, and why I need to make regular pilgrimages to them.

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Bone Light by Suzanne Joinson

The next day is grey and gloomy, the mist low. I pause. Should I walk amongst the sad trees and down the empty lane?

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