history hobbling across the cobblestones


8 Responses

  1. Maria Says:

    I am an awe of the latest batch of haikus.

  2. Garry Says:

    It's hard to visualize ''history,'' though I can see this as an apocalyptic comment on the feeble state of man's current tenure on earth.

  3. Lesley Says:

    Hi Garry, This is actually a senyru, written after a visit to Lisbon where I hobbled across the cobblestones to various historic sites. Not meant to be apocalyptic at all!

  4. Jeanne Says:

    I visualized history as a community elder, moving down the street of her birth, a keeper of living history. Very nice!

  5. janewilliams Says:

    Terrific encapsulation of how transportive moving through ancient physical landscapes can be.

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    This immediately suggested German folklore to me, Lesley – perhaps the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Then I read your comment and it made me smile, as I imagined a tourist with sore feet hobbling round a city on a guided tour! :)


  7. Alan Summers Says:

    history hobbling across the cobblestones

    Ah yes, history, and cobblestones, and so many people have been hobbling. If there was technology to release the reverberations of history across common paths trod for centuries…

    warm regards,


  8. marykendall Says:

    I can relate to this one from a personal point of view so well. I've hobbled through many ancient places in pursuit of historical knowledge with an aging body and feet. So well written, Lesley.

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