“Souls of Stone”

Souls of Stone

–15 February 2015


Souls of stone

Walk the earth by


They dance in

Breaking waves.

They sing with

Wakeful owls.

With dawn they return

To watch

With eyes of quartz crystal,

And think themselves awake.


Granite toes probe

The weathered remains of

More ancient


They simmer in the forge.

Reshaped by the underworld.

Souls of garnet,


Wash upon the shore

At the child’s feet.

“A treasure!” the stone cries.

“I’ve found a treasure!”

In the child’s hand

The stone wakes.