A haunted poem?

This poem by Wm A G Edwards (Sandy) is one from his collection An Antique Place (ISBN 1-41204555-X) an interesting early work.

Sandy is working on a series of stories based on his experiences working as an engineer and from his extensive research into the Saxon history of Kent.

 

 

A Haunted Place

 

They hanged a man from that old tree

two hundred years ago,

from that branch there that’s hanging free

where leaves no longer grow.

They say the moonlight shines at night

upon this haunted place

and in the darkness casts its light

upon the dead man’s face.

 

It’s said a path leads to the scene

upon the grassy knoll

where every blade of grass is green

from tears shed for his soul

and that the tree will often sway,

so you will feel the chill

when walking to the place they say

is called the Hangman’s Hill.

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