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Poem: "Carved in Stone" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Carved in Stone"
This poem came out of the November 3, 2009 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from tonithegreat and sponsored out of general donations thanks to the poll. Petroglyphs appear around the world and have many different meanings and purposes.


Carved in Stone



People spend hours
pecking out petroglyphs in the desert,
leaving them on the high red rocks
as signposts saying,
“This way to water!” and
“This way to enlightenment.”

Grumbling, the wind
comes with a fistful of sand
to erase them.

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fayanora From: fayanora Date: November 9th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Short but evocative. I like it! :-)
raindrops From: raindrops Date: November 10th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I like all your work, but I like this one especially.

It's your very own electroglyph.
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