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    Yet Another New Discovery - Cairn Circle

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    mikki

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    Yet Another New Discovery - Cairn Circle

    Post  mikki on Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:11 pm

    Well, what can I say about this site?

    We first stumbled upon it a couple of weeks ago (20th May, 2010), but as it was over grown with all the dead moorland bracken, it was difficult to tell what it was.

    but after a couple of ventures & moving the bracken from the area, this is what was found - here the Link to the Cairn Circle




    Mikki x

    Thanks to Paul Hornby, Dave Hazel, Geoff Watson & of course Paulus for all your help I love you


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    Paulus

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    Re: Yet Another New Discovery - Cairn Circle

    Post  Paulus on Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:00 am

    It's a nice thing aswell! Though getting a good view of it under all that vegetation took quite a bitta work!

    The cairn circle, or ring cairn (or whatever definition's in fashion at the moment) is 13yd x 12yd, amidst a large prehistoric graveyard (around 30 tombs along the same ridge). I'll get a profile and other images up in the next few days.

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    THE PAST

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:00 pm

    I AM A LIBATION

    The past pushing against me from below
    the herds of animals and the vegetation,
    the people and their dwelling places,
    the winds and the floods,
    the times of peace and times of war,
    the chanting of the temples
    and every moment of time past is pushing up against me
    through the earth,
    through my mind and body absorbing the earth
    The sound of the past like a thundering waterfall pours into me
    and I am absorbed.
    I am a libation.

    (Lorna Graves)

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    Re: Yet Another New Discovery - Cairn Circle

    Post  Guest on Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:21 am

    I like the intent of the 'Libation' poem, which is at least discernable; but it suffers from the absence of unfashionable rhyme, without any attempt to define an alternative stucture. One of the many idiocies excreted from the non-system of comprehensive uneducation. I think The Song Of Amairgin, is probably the first venture in poetry, into the identification of self with all that is. The "I am" theme, in this sense, is reflected consciously or otherwise in much poetry. I have a chunk thereof, in 'The Song Of Mara'; which I wrote before I was Amairgen, aware. There are a few versions and alleged translations of Armaigen. i.e.

    I am a stag: of seven tines,
    I am a flood: across a plain,
    I am a wind: on a deep lake,
    I am a tear: the Sun lets fall,
    I am a hawk: above the cliff,
    I am a thorn: beneath the nail,
    I am a wonder: among flowers,
    I am a wizard: who but I
    Sets the cool head aflame with smoke?


    I am a spear: that roars for blood,
    I am a salmon: in a pool,
    I am a lure: from paradise,
    I am a hill: where poets walk,
    I am a boar: ruthless and red,
    I am a breaker: threatening doom,
    I am a tide: that drags to death,
    I am an infant: who but I
    Peeps from the unhewn dolmen, arch?


    I am the womb: of every holt,
    I am the blaze: on every hill,
    I am the queen: of every hive,
    I am the shield: for every head,
    I am the tomb: of every hope.

    I cobbled together an effort meself' to fit the modern era.

    I am wind borne radiation
    I am acidic precipitation
    I am the noise of traffic and tractors
    I am inept building contractors
    I am an ipod stuffed with songs
    I am underwear, vests pants and thongs
    I am a health and safety inspector
    I am a vandal with a metal detector
    I am a fish finger in a fridge
    I am a turnstile at Stamford Bridge
    I am a duck house of fiddled expense
    I am a whingeophile taking offence
    I am an alien abductee
    I am a muffin, but I won’t be for tea.

    Wrong thread anyway!

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    HOW TO BECOME A DRUID

    Post  Guest on Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:22 pm

    Follow the instructions .... 10 bob each way ... and 2 pence short of a full shilling

    Enough said
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    mikki

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    Re: Yet Another New Discovery - Cairn Circle

    Post  mikki on Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:47 am

    Sorry about the link been broken. I have relinked the images now. I will add some more shortly, or those that were there too may add some (No background images though until Paulus has done the write up Evil or Very Mad).

    Mikki x tongue
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    mikki

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    Re: Yet Another New Discovery - Cairn Circle

    Post  mikki on Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:24 am

    We've had some good news regarding this site. After been in touch with the relevant departments.This site has now been recorded. Hooray! bounce bounce
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    mikki

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    Re: Yet Another New Discovery - Cairn Circle

    Post  mikki on Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:07 pm

    Wowww! yet another newspaper report. Fantastic news. Maybe now the area will get the attention or funding needed for an excavation (she says hoping).

    http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/news_local/8410078.Archaeologists_find____tomb_of_tribal_king____hidden_on_moor/

    MANY THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED.

    Keep up the good work Very Happy

    & what do folks think of this? A good idea or a tourist centre from hell?

    http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/8408087.Ilkley_Moor_visitor_centre_plan_unveiled/?ref=mr

    Mikki x

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