Poem - The Stone

Operating Instructions

find yourself a smooth stone to hold

find yourself a nice quiet corner
pick a time late at night (light a candle)
or early early in the morning
read the poem
This poem is not really for the train, in traffic, at work, when the tv is on..

I feel the stone

and through the stone the earth,

and my past,

and my future,

as I am grounded in my present.

in the ridges and hollows,

are the rise and fall of my heart,

as I live out my destiny.

to tell of the stone.

to tell of the earth.

to tell of the journey,

my journey on the surface of the stone,

I am but a dust mote

pitched from place to place

on the whim of the wind.

I scatter some seeds of poems

to be carried on the beaks of birds,

to be mixed in the whispers of the wind,

for the one who will hear my message,

and come to me bearing treasure.

the treasure of truth,

in that one line

of love.




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EYES CHAMbERS 7 years ago

This was absolutely beautiful!

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Drax 7 years ago from NYC.... Author

thank you very much Eyes...

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donna bamford 6 years ago from Canada

Dear Drax, thanks for becoming a fan! i have read several of your poems and I think this is my favourite. I am half Irish by the way - my mother's parents were from Donegal. Great to have an Irish fan! No i have never fed chickens but i enjoyed the poem anyway. We share some favourite poets - Rilke and Neruda and Akmatov. The others i shall look up. Very happy to have you as a fan! I shall go on reading your site - I am very intrigued!

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Drax 6 years ago from NYC.... Author

thanks very much for the lovely comment Donna, Donegal is still one of the few places left in Ireland where the old Ireland holds sway and people have time to talk to you... Regards Drax...

reyna tenorio 6 years ago

-Tear Tear-

poem really gets to you you just think and that's kool :)

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Drax 6 years ago from NYC.... Author

Hey Reyna thanks very much for the comment...the stone for me is an essential thing since it provides a way to remain anchored.. to think about important things and try and stay ahead of the posse.. :-)

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Drax 6 years ago from NYC.... Author

Hey Elizabeth...it is always lovely for a poem to be used and for a credit to be given... thank you very much.. :-)

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Drax 6 years ago from NYC.... Author

Hey Elizabeth i looked at the blog there and it is too commercial for me so I have removed the comment linking back there...

Josh 4 years ago

This Is Very Good :)

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Drax 4 years ago from NYC.... Author

thanks very much Josh.. :-)

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foudroyant 4 years ago from new forest

wow that is an awesome poem drax...

would love to post that on my facebook page with a nice photo if may share your poem ?


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Drax 4 years ago from NYC.... Author

Foudroyant... thanks very much.. of course sure that would be fantastic... I'll send you a friend request on Fb as well :-)

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