HEADS AND TALES

heads on spikes on london bridge

heads on mounts in castle halls

severed from humans and animals both

heads held high for all to see

for grim respect and symmetry

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kJ Walker

Mon 18th Dec 2017 23:11

Hi Ray. I tried to send you a link, but i am a total technophobe. If yo want a reference try googling Thomas Mowbray/ Archbishop Scropes. I think it's worth a read. (maybe not)
cheers Kevin

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raypool

Sun 17th Dec 2017 21:52

Thanks for your interesting comment Kevin. It adds a depth to the small lines I wrote and must resonate with you. It would be good to get a reference to that actual event . I have read books on capital punishment and York and Lancaster are writ large in the annals.

Ray

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kJ Walker

Sun 17th Dec 2017 00:30

I had to come back to this one Ray. I think that the taking of the head is worse than the killing itself.
I have researched my family tree, and have a tenuous link to someone who was executed for treason, and his head displayed on a pike outside monks bar York. his co-accused was the then Archbishop of York, he was also executed, but because of his standing he was given a decent burial inside the minster.

Kevin

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raypool

Tue 12th Dec 2017 19:19

HI Jennifer. Thank you - Me in 1964. We can all dream! Glad you enjoyed this vignette. Sometimes I spend more time on the shorter ones (for impact) - good practise.

Yes Suki , a grim subject but its more my humour that i'm presenting. Glad you liked it.

Thanks Cynthia. History shown in sharp relief(from the dark side).

Mark, Yes how true - don't muck abaht with the powers what was !

I appreciate all your comments , a bit like cracking open a puzzle and difficult to elaborate on.

It's lovely too to get all the likes ! Col, David, 220 August and Beno.

Ray

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 12th Dec 2017 16:25

The lesson is plain:
For those who seek to come out on top...
Prepare to risk the drop or the chop! 😃

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 11th Dec 2017 20:00

Terrific little piece; history in x syllables. Who needs books?

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suki spangles

Mon 11th Dec 2017 10:07

A fabulous antidote the the Christmas carol!
Good work Ray!

Suki

jennifer Malden

Sun 10th Dec 2017 13:48

Hello Ray! Your 'youthful' photo is quite something! Liked Heads and tales. Gruesome and concentrated, and food for thought.
Jennifer

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