CCC24: Knock-knock

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #24

KNOCK-KNOCK

Now who is that, come so late to complain of his fate?

KNOCK-KNOCK

Who dares to tap in the dead of night just to plead his miserable plight?

KNOCK-KNOCK

The lord turned over, ignored whoever had come to implore.
For the lord has a heart iron-bound like his door


While the iron-bound oaken door aboveβ€”to be found at All Saints church, Chedgrave, in Norfolkβ€”dates only to early C19th, it sits in a C12th doorway.

Carved arch to the door at Chedgrave church

Alas, this isn’t as glorious as the doorway at nearbyAshby St Mary which I featured in a post By the Parishioners Doorway in July last year.

Ashby St Mary c;lose up

Ashby St Mary c

 

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30 Responses to CCC24: Knock-knock

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    I love the line’ iron bound heart’, so fitting. And you could have slipped the doorway past me you know, we Americans are so gullible when it comes to history… πŸ˜‰

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  2. I can’t help but hope that lord, soon after, needed to knock on a certain door, and the knock was unanswered…. ;–0
    The prose goes perfectly with the door.

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Beautiful doors there Crispina! and interesting. So it is a church from our perspective right? A fully operational church within a community. Just askin. πŸ™‚

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    • crimsonprose says:

      It truly is a church door. In fact I believe it’s a Saxon foundation, but apart from the carved arch to the door, it has mostly been renovated in the last 200 years. And yes, it has a congregation and its parishioners worship there.
      But we can make it a door to anywhere. That’s why the tight focus. πŸ™‚

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  4. Jen Goldie says:

    oic Good to know. Busy day?

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  5. Michael says:

    Your lord is a tough old character reminded me of a cantankerous old man, not me, another one!!

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  6. Jen Goldie says:

    I corrected my mistake LOL sorry

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  7. Really nice☺️

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  8. I love the mid-line rhyme of the poem. And those carved archways are beautiful πŸ™‚

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  9. Dale says:

    Lovely take, Crispina (could go with my story of the man asking for help and being turned away…)

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  10. Pingback: β€œBut Not Before Breakfast” Part 1 of 2 in response to Crimsonprose #CCC24 “Knock Knock” April 27, 2019 – Jen Goldie – A little this, a little that, some real and some imaginings.

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