Seahenge

tree upended
made to flower downward
into the dark sky of the dead

who feed & return
who stand in circles
& spring after spring resprout
leaves of malachite

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Wikipedia: “Theories about the site have focused on the idea of inversion, as represented by the upside-down central tree stump and the single post turned 180 degrees from the others within the circle itself. The theme of inversion has been noticed in some Early Bronze Age burials.”

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  1. 2049 B. C. and the central trunk 167 years old! Wonderful. I love the idea of the upside down tree. So evocative.

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    1. Yes. I learned about it from a YouTubed Channel 4 documentary by the British archaeologist Francis Pryor (whose second wife is a specialist in prehistoric wood and was responsible for dating it).

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