Song to Stone

A Poem By Hannah W. // 7/3/2009

Look at the faces of the lonely cliffs
staring out at the sea
they raise their eyes at night
to glimpse the stars

Look at the faces of crumbling boulders
that say, come, and rest on me
they burrow down in moss
and muddy ground

Look at the faces of earnest, brave pebbles
laughing in rushing cold creek
they dance and spin in light
and water smooth

Look at the faces of silvery-cool rocks
resting in the shade of a tree
they look out at the green
and sigh so sweet

Look, look, it's all you can do
you can't hear them singing,
as the song's not for you
Invisible music never ceasing to rise
floating, lifting, becoming the skies
All of them singing,
together, alone; just
for the ear of the one
who first gave song to stone.

Comments

Wow

This is one of those great poems that you almost hear music when you read. "Song to Stone" is a perfect name for it, because the words and phrases fairly sing.

Thank you for a lovely, haunting poem.

Abbie | Fri, 07/03/2009

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Pelonius in "Hamlet"

Wow, I love the last part.

Wow, I love the last part. Beautiful.

KatieSara | Fri, 07/03/2009

Katie:-)

"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"
-Idris/TARDIS

Lovely!

This is soooo beautiful!!! The whole feel of the poem is smooth and you can hear the water tinkling!! Lovely job!!

Elizabeth | Fri, 07/03/2009

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The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

Beautiful. That's all I can

Beautiful. That's all I can say. Beautiful. Especially the last part:

Look, look, it's all you can do
you can't hear them singing,
as the song's not for you
Invisible music never ceasing to rise
floating, lifting, becoming the skies
All of them singing,
together, alone; just
for the ear of the one
who first gave song to stone.

Laura Elizabeth | Sun, 07/05/2009

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The best stories are those that are focused, unassuming, and self-confident enough to trust the reader to figure things out. --

http://lauraeandrews.blogspot.com/2014/05/dont-tell-me-hes-smart.html

Wow, Hannah. This is

Wow, Hannah. This is beautiful. So, so beautiful. This is officially my favorite poem by you. I could see and hear and feel everything. Simply wonderous.

E | Sun, 07/05/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

!!

Beautiful, Hannah.  I think it's your best yet. :)

 

Clare Marie | Sun, 07/05/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Beautiful!!!!!!!

Beautiful, up-lifting, wonderful!! 

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" 'Nuts' is strictly negitive," 'Battle Ground'

Bernadette | Mon, 07/06/2009

Lovely....

I enjoyed this poem and the way it flowed, you truly have a magical way with words!

Sarah | Mon, 07/06/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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