CCC24: Knock-knock

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #24


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


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


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˜‰


  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™‚


    • 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. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    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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