Thursday, 24 January 2013

Banbury Cross

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse,
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music where-ever she goes

The nursery rhyme is interesting, as is the lady in the sculpture at the Banbury Cross. Understand the sculpture near the cross is a depiction of the rhyme. The origins of lady are shrouded in mystery, and there are so many versions regarding the same.
Saw the lady while driving through Banbury, a quick stop and few snaps. The moment flew, but not the lady. The rhyme and the lady lingered in my mind. Theoretically speaking it talks about the wealth the lady possessed and her strength in handling a spirited horse. However, if happiness forms the rings on her fingers, and the cock horse is symbolic for the lady's spirit and the tinkling bells become an eternal music, which flows with her?

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