Block capitals on memorial of stone:
An obituary she herself could read,
Propped up against a chancel wall;
Her childlike, outlined image was scored
Upon a broken, amber, votive block:
A virgin in life, who succumbed to death’s thrall...
Stoke Dry, Rutland, inside St Andrew’s Church, where medieval wall paintings astounded me, this simple epitaph, written in large capital letters on a stone memorial on the ground, about the death of a young girl, was accompanied by a carved image, also in stone, propped up against a nearby wall.
I was fascinated.