Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Eyes long gone,
And what they saw,
Caught under crystal--
Ancient light compressed
In stone, deposited
There-- their tongues
Lapping waters
Turned to desert
Long ago between
Brown and yellow are
Black veins in
Travertine that tell
Of lakes, rivers
Come and gone,
Prairies carbonized,
Wanderers tribalized
And much to read
In a pebble.


  1. I should have known that I am not the only one who looks at things and wonders how they came to be and what has happened around them.

  2. The wonder of it all! So well described in a beautiful verse.

  3. I had to look up for the meaning of the word "Travertine" It is not there in the modern "Webster Dictionary" I then Googled it and it said "lime stone" I read your poem again and then I figured out that it is probably a clump of clay with history in it and that is why you were fascinated. Then I read Emma's comment and it convinced me that you are curious and you love nature and history.

    Once again both you and Norma made a great team.

  4. That's really beautiful - the rock and the poem. Geology is pretty fascinating. I learned a bit of it when I worked as a Naturalist in the San Bernadino Mtns years ago. That was fun.

  5. That is a stunningly beautiful poem Geo. I have a small velvet bag that contains stones. I carry the bag in my pocket and whenever life gets stressful, I pour the smooth stones in my hand and feel them with my fingers. It's soothing.

  6. Gorgeous word artistry, Geo. I love the healing, peaceful qualities of stones and gemstones.

  7. I love how your words reach outside of time and embrace the perpetual now...that magical place that I am forever seeking...within my box of crystals!

    Oh how utterly spellbinding! :))

  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following. I apologize that I haven't commented on your blog sooner. I'm enjoying reading your poetry. Following you back now.

  9. "Ancient light compressed
    In stone"
    What a beautiful phrase ... I love looking at time this way ... all of history contained in these stones, quite literally ... a fascinating thing to look at ...


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