Sunday Selections

First Sunday of Advent: Stones

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There is stone in me that knows stone,
Substance of rock that remembers the unending unending
Simplicity of rest
While scorching suns and ice ages
Pass over rock-face swiftly as days.
In the longest time of all come the rock's changes,
Slowest of all rhythms, the pulsations
That raise from the planet's core the mountain ranges
And weather them down to sand on the sea-floor.

– from “Rock”, Kathleen Raine

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Find last year’s poems here.

See Emmie’s beautiful reflection here.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Selections

    • You too, sweets.

      This poem is new to me. I used it in Vincent’s geology block and I just think it is stunning. The first line has haunted me since I first read it.

      “There is stone in me that knows stone” – can we even admit the truth of that statement?? Wow. I could go line by line, but I will spare you. LOL The English major in me can sneak out and any moment!

      Looking forward to blogging with you all next week.
      xxoo

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