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Dunster

Poem for Dunster

Acclaimed poet Roger Taber was so inspired by the historical village of Dunster that he wrote a villanelle about it.

Dunster, Marking Time

Come clouds of steam or sea mist,
its castle ghosts watch over
Dunster village, shore and forest

Yarn market shell among the best,
(hear buyers and sellers barter)
come clouds of steam or sea mist

Where Benedictines have blessed
history’s customary makeover;
Dunster, village, shore and forest

At a water mill its days have kissed,
engage with past and future,
come clouds of steam or sea mist

Where packhorses once crossed
and nuns offered up a prayer;
Dunster village, shore and forest

Where Domesday stories persist,
along the Avill river…
come clouds of steam or sea mist,
Dunster village, shore and forest

last updated: 04/06/2008 at 13:38
created: 04/06/2008

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