Sunday, 26 July 2009

Grave Stone

Words weather. Lichen patches
blur the stone-cutter’s art,
and no poet’s work survives
the softening of time.

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Colin Will
Sunny Dunny

3 comments:

Mistlethrush said...

Strong images and perception. It reminds me of the feelings of loss which likewise become a little less sharply chiselled over a long enough period of time.

Red Bird said...

Wow- a really great "stone" for today...
:)

jem said...

An important lesson there. Our words are at their strongest in the moment of creation.