Thursday, 17 March 2011

As Beautiful As A Stone Wall

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree

Nor see a painting in a hall
As beautiful as a stone wall

With apologies to Joyce Kilmer


Valerie said...

Very nice. I like the variation in colour and shape.

Roy said...

I love stone walls! There were lots in New England. Not so much down here in PA.

Chairman Bill said...

Would that be a tight grained, Carboniferous sedimentary rock consisting of quartz, mica, feldspar, clay and iron oxides?

Down here we use a yellow oolitic limestone.

Michael and Hanne said...

I can see the gnarled fingers with dirt-encrusted nails that made this wall... nice minimalist photo...

Vicki Lane said...

My younger son builds dry-laid stone walls that are works of art.

I was amazed at the miles and miles of stone walls we saw in Scotland -- the amount of man hours that went into them must be staggering.

Anonymous said...

My father's father (my grandfather) had a farm and all the kids (my uncles) worked on it with my dad. He said they spent years just hauling stones to the edges of the fields to make stone walls. And, he said, the walls were filled with snakes that would chase him and his brothers.

A frightful nightmare
no doubt remembered;
with knees pulled up to his chest;
I asked him what he saw.
He said, "Snakes are after me,"
and he panted, out of breath
He was lying down on his day bed. dying of cancer. My dad.

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The Retired One said...

Neat wall.