Cobbles Lanes and Courtyards

There is comfort to be found
in cobbles, lanes and courtyards
oozing with medieval mystery.

This fine city slips on
like a pair of favourite shoes
laced up with familiarity.

Sunlight flickers off the Wensum
as it wends its way
past churches, one for every week,
and pubs, one for every day of the year,

past Fye Bridge, where witches
were once ducked,
and Elm Hill, where its seems
that ghosts could suddenly appear.

Kim M. Russell, 14th April 2019

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Elm Hill, Norwich – image found on Pinterest


My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poems in April Day 14: The Streets (of Brooklyn)

Margaret tells us about her fondness for the streets of Brooklyn and shares photographs from a recent visit, which she offers as inspiration, or we can write about our favourite town or city in which we like to take a stroll. This isn’t the first time I have written about Norwich, a beautifully quaint English city, which is close to my heart.

19 thoughts on “Cobbles Lanes and Courtyards

  1. Ooh I love this!! ❤️ The images especially; ” Fye Bridge, where witches were once ducked,” thrills me as I am transported to the place via imagination 😀

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    1. Thank you, Sanaa! There is so much history and mystery in Norwich, we have ghost walks of the city. We also have a magnificent writing centre at Dragon Hall and a prestigious creative writing course at the University of East Anglia.


  2. “This fine city slips on like a pair of favourite shoes laced up with familiarity.” Love that. Our historical places in the United States are so new compared to the rest of the world.

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  3. Nice walk, Kim. I like the old British towns with the cobblestone streets. I would like to visit Norwich. On the east coast we’ve only been to Harwich and also Eastern Scotland.

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