Monday, December 2, 2013

Age of Stones

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Rounded pillars
Tumbled, tossed
Like dice
Across sage hills.

Cairns guarding
places of rest.
A title for each,
Royalty from earth

Where legends
Spring alive and angry,
Buried secrets,
Hidden people

Cling,
Hold onto
Invisible hands,
Ancient bones.


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17 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Susan. I love that third stanza.

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    1. There is a strong history of native people in this area. Such respect for the land.

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  2. I have a strong sense of the age of the land and the secrets it holds. this is lovely.

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    1. These huge boulders always create questions.

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  3. Secrets are what I'd want to know, go digging

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    1. I always wanted to be an archeologist.

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  4. Ooooo, very nice. I love rocks and stones they often call to me and when they do, I build cairns.

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    1. I exa.mine the rock and wonder about its history

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  5. Steadfast majesty.
    This is beautiful - thank you.

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    1. "Steadfast majesty"! You nailed the words exactly--the ones I searched for in my head, but could not find!

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  6. Susan, this is lovely, I love your writing style! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

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    1. And in yours as well! Thanks for your comment!

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  7. Nice. I like the photos you found, too - especially the first one. The rocks look like bubbles sprouting out of the earth.

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  8. How I love rocks. This is great writing. I'm always picking up rocks when I travel. Didn't you say you do that too? I 've given up collecting stuff but I still collect rocks. There is always a spot for another rock. I like.... "Tumbled, tossed like dice."

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  9. Very nice poem. I like rocks too, the bigger the better and if one should have a flat surface for sitting on, that's the best rock. I love standing on a clifftop and watching stormy waves crashing onto giant rocks on the sand down below.

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