The Oldest Castle
High on a hill, there was an old castle
and they came with their shovels and their spades
to learn about the castle,
to learn about themselves.
They had a feeling
(and it was well supported
by some scraps of ancient manuscript)
that something quite significant
and quite exciting
So they dug and lo!
Below the castle,
they found an older castle
and they dug and lo!
below the older castle
there they found
an older castle still,
and so they dug, and lo!
Below the castle was
an older castle still.
So funds ran out,
or was it that their patience faltered?
Or did a more exciting prospect
beckon far away?
They packed their shovels and their spades,
carefully recorded all their findings in a book,
made off into sunset,
find another castle, find another hill.
Below the older castle
were a thousand castles
waiting to be found,
and it was the oldest castle of them all
that held the secret golden chest,
that held the secret golden key,
that they're still digging for
SFX 5.6. 1994