Saturday, January 22, 2011

Small Stone #22 (aros) Small Stone in Truth

Far below Tintagel Castle
along the dewy Cornish cliffs
is a cave.  

Merlin's Cave

In the back of the cave
was a stone.

Unremarkable in color,
shape, or size.  
It's sea-rounded edge
fitting comfortably 
within my palm.

This one in my pocket,
another one removed
from there to take its place. 

Quartz clear as water 
tucked into a fissure. 
Merlin's Cave below Tintagel
No magician I 
Dear Merlin.  
No treasure seeker.
No grave robber.

Just a maid
honest and true
bound to the same 
earthly majicks as 
you once were
come to honor you.  



2 comments:

  1. The one you left sounds beautiful, and the one you took may be magical. I love the Header photo.

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  2. The one of the cave? I took that one. So thanks.

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