Sounding Stone

Sounding Stone

A severely eroded figurine on an old tombstone in Graceland Cemetery, inspiring a poem and music:















Sounding Stone

The surface of the stone
and below its craggy face,
lies the man I want to know
the lines I want to trace.
sounding stone,
made of bone or ivory
makes a tone,
in a form that rings so timely
cairn of quartz and cinnabar,
across the rough terrain
opens in the distance,
at the end of lonely plains.

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