Showcase Writing – Photo prompt round-up – ‘Dance’ – Featured by Sue Vincent (Daily Echo)

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Veiled in morning mist

Echoes of an ancient past

Enchant the watchers

Drawn as one into the Dance

A dance of light unbroken

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The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in Cornwall at the Merry Maidens stone circle, known in Cornish as Dans Maen the Stone Dance.  Legend says that a circle of maidens were turned to stone for dancing on the sabbath to the music of the Pipers… who were also petrified and now stand, a pair of monoliths some ten feet tall, a short distance away.

The legend is obviously a relatively modern one, as the maidens were punished for dancing on a day that is sacred in Christianity. But it may hold a clue to the rites once celebrated here when it was first built, between three and a half and four and a half thousand years ago.

The circle is part of a…

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