I know an Isle where
the dinosaurs trod
at Atherfield Point
and the ammonites
curled at Culver.

Where two megaliths
guarded a long barrow
at Mottistone—Modrestan.
Stones that stood sentinel
awaiting the rays
of the winter solstice sun.

Where five barrows
have slept on Brook Down
for five thousand years.
Bowl bell and disc shape.

Where Beaker Folk
are buried at
and an ancient
hill fort stands on
Chillerton Down.
A golden torque from Totland.

An Isle where
Vespasian came
from across the sea
in 43 A.D.

An Isle called Vectis
now called Wight
whether from
the Saxon Wihtgar
or from some sprite?