Outdoors Magazine


By Undercurtain
Standing alone as seasons pass,
proud against a bleak horizon,steadfast before the deluge.Island of stone within a moat of tears
Four-field face,directional but unturning.
Casting a shadow
the only moving part
Placid, tranquil, accepting.Open, waiting and fluid.
Floating, partly sunk,
buoyant on the sea lawn.
Numbered stones   aligned.
Directional points
Antiquarian eagerness
Millenial origins
Prostrate and revealingalabaster reclining.
The circle can be entered
from any direction
Standing erect,looming over the cleansing circle,
the shadow reaches out
but never makes contact.

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