Monday, 11 February 2013

Raising the White Rose

Under the tarmac
in a car park
in Leicester,
the unresting-place
of a hero or monster;
medievally evil
or misrepresented:
deformed and despised
or well loved and splendid?

Some skeleton facts
pulled out of the ground:
that snake-twisted spine
and those venomous wounds
but fleshier questions
can never be answered
by bare beaten bones
from a car park
in Leicester.

© Gwen Seabourne


Hebog Tramor is a Professor at a UK University, researching medieval legal history and writing the odd poem.