Two singular stones,
And one duality…
there are lots of other stones,
and lumps, and bumps, and cavaties,
which make us suspect
that what we now see
is not all there once was to see…
Well, it didn’t take us long to get there did it?
But let’s ponder a moment
what this structure could mean…
We could call the two flanking uprights,
Summer and Winter,
or Night and Day,
or Them and Us,
and it would not really matter which was which.
If we did that though, what would we call the holed stone?
If ever there was a monument that ought to be regarded as fake.
This is surely it.
So far as we know it is unique,
although there are many holed stones.
The others are usually uprights, stand alone, and have much smaller holes.
But if it is authentic, and we have never come across
any suggestion that it is not,
then it is an indication that the ancients
ritualised, and that they thought symbolically.
This should not come as a surprise.