Thursday, January 18, 2007

Men of Stone

Hoodoos


Look West to the men of stone,
He said.
Past the leaning sentinels
And then look farther still.

Your journey shall be long,
And more.
Far beyond the sunset hills
Across the sea of woe.

And once upon the farthest shore,
Trek on.
Farewell to the men of stone
And the stones of men.

Thanks to Poetry Thursday for the prompt and to Pip for a line from her poem "Go Walking"--the line is:
"Look West to the men of stone."

13 comments:

Rethabile said...

What a "stony" poem. it's brilliant...

Tiffany said...

very lyrical. a creative use of the line and the photo is very appropriate and stimulating as well. good job.

Debo Blue said...

"What a stony poem"--HaHa.

Always brilliant girl. Bring it!

R's Musings said...

Great poem and a photo to match! Perfect. Thanks for stopping by.
-Robin

Heather in Beautiful British Columbia said...

Fabulous photo - and a lovely poem to describe it!

Poet with a Day Job said...

Five hundred cheers for you for putting together such a tight little poem, and for the accompanying PERFECT picture!

twilightspider said...

This feels like a preface to an epic novel - wonderfully done!

Pip said...

I love that we chose each other's lines. I will have to return to your blog more often! When I read your poem I am reminded of the many journeyers there have been throughout the ages - and of both physical and spiritual journeys.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I agree with twighlight spider there, it would be a great preface to an epic novel!

gautami tripathy said...

A journey which starts with greeting and ends with farewell. This works forme.

GeL said...

I like the way you used Pip's line to open your poem and take us on an "archaeological" (stone) journey for PT. Nice rhythm, sound, and form.

Sunflower said...

I can't write even one poem:-(

I will Exercise for Comments!
Sunflower

Attila The Mom said...

Wow---really wonderful!