Ancient Doorways

through those
ancient doorways

ancestral feet 
wandered in 
through those 
doors, and out.


masons built
such solid walls,

brick and mortar
last so long.

nothing is
forever, it is said.

two thousand years
those bricks 
held strong;

there's little
left of the old town;
the doorways now
are falling down.


through those
ancient doorways

ancestral feet 
wandered in 
through those 
doors, and out.



9 thoughts on “Ancient Doorways

    1. Thank you writingpresence!

      I believe that I shot that photograph in Turkey, at or near Ephesus. I remember that my memory was never good (and it is not improving with age).

      Constantinople was called Byzantium, but is now called Istanbul (in Turkey). It was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and at one time the capital of the entire empire (the Emperor Constantine, who was said to be the first Christian Roman emperor)…

      So these doorways are quite possibly from that time, possibly only 1000 years old (which is even older than I am).
      🙂

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      1. I am in awe, and in Delighted, for the specificity and particularity of your answer. As you know from my blog, ancient thresholds and liminal spaces have a special calling to me, and I feel some further Musing on that topic coming on! Thank you for this venerable pronpt, Murray.
        (We are probably not much different in age)

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