Saturday, July 5, 2008

POEM : TIME / WATER / ROCK


nature’s hand-game goes on
forever in both directions
of time and space
cascade tumbling
through the meadow on
its way to making a canyon

time / water / rock
and rock, it turns out
always loses

water covers rock
water cuts rock, and
surely if slowly, time and water
will wash rock (and
everything else) away



from World of Wonders by Deborah Godin
Bayeux Arts Press, 2008

Alberta photo, Shutterstock

2 comments:

Poetikat said...

That's a really cool allusion. It wasn't until I saw the /// in the piece that I worked it out. I kept saying the words "hand-game" in my head and then finally the tumblers clicked. Brilliant!

Kat

Deborah Godin said...

Thanks! I fixed the stanza spacing, but can't get it to stop those automatic first-line indents...not poetry-friendly program I guess!