Church Going

Happy National Poetry Day from the East Riding of Yorkshire. This is St Mary’s Church in Kirkburn. Its nave and chancel were built about 1130. Inside there’s a twelfth century cylindrical Norman font made of limestone and carved with decorative patterns and a tableau of animal and human figures. It’s impossible to imagine how many babies have been carried gently to this spot over the centuries. All I know is that my mother and my uncles were cradled here and...