markerstones for the millennium

David Fine's poem on the Milestone at Fridem Bends

Reflection on site 11

Like poetry, a milestone is a formal and artificial device. It structures and informs our environment. I wanted to write a poem to be read three ways: on entering the parish, on leaving the parish and as a complete stone. Thus the device was complete.
It was an unrelenting challenge. No drafts, no corrected later editions. It had to be right first time. In that way some sort of immortality can be achieved.
Literally a literal milestone.
David Fine