Today's retrò post from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is castle which was first posted in February of 2013.
Arco's Castle Haibun
The valley I live in (Sarca Valley) sprawls under the ruins of a castle which sits on a mount, like a brooding hen. It's interesting to imagine what life must have been for so many long centuries. Last weekend, I visited the castle once again. It was a special occasion as one of the pathways had been renovated making the walk around the grounds safer. The city council organized guided tours for the occasion with various experts on the history of the castle, but also about the flora and geological period of our valley. I was intrigued that the Conti D'Arco family originally came from Mantua, a city that I lived in years ago and of which I have fond memories. It gave me a feeling somehow of continuity.
brooding in darkness Arco's castle remembers days gone by