Castlerigg Stone Circle
A circle made of thirty-eight volcanic stones
Like monumental cards that have been thrown
By some giant dealing out his giant deck
The Cumbrian landscape to bedeck
To sit within the circle, reaching to the past
Those Neolithic builders, a legacy to last
Castlerigg as the sun rises in the sky
The reason it was built, still to wonder why?
Warm sun drying the stones and the wet ground
Why they built the place I think we’ve finally found
Was it for sacred burials, mystic rituals, defences from attack?
No, it’s because the circle around it makes a great running track!