Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

Geology

by Harry Englefield

One, limestone,
The other, sandstone,
Side by side in the stream.
Spring comes, snows melt
the rush of the river submerges both.

The floods subside, trees leap into leaf,
The stones emerge, joined by an obelisk of marble.

As the river changes course, they are left dry
People come, see the triad
“This must be a sacred place”
And they tell legends...

Added: 27.04.2011

Judges' comments on this poem

18.05.2011

liked the way this poem encapsulates times effects on nature and natures effects on human thought process-liked its simple profundity.

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