VDM ( / Philadelphia, PA, USA)

To The Stone-Cutters

Stone-cutters fighting time with marble, you foredefeated
Challengers of oblivion
Eat cynical earnings, knowing rock splits, records fall down,
The square-limbed Roman letters
Scale in the thaws, wear in the rain. The poet as well
Builds his monument mockingly;
For man will be blotted out, the blithe earth die, the brave sun
Die blind and blacken to the heart:
Yet stones have stood for a thousand years, and pained thoughts found
The honey of peace in old poems.

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you cover it all, I love raindrops, clouds, sunset etc thoughts most of my poetry of nature. I wrote this poem sept 2005 and never posted it, I shall tonite If you find time read some of my posts I dedicate it to you. Morning dew, azure skies Condensation blades of grass Sparkling flowers drip charles garcia Sept 2005