The book-of-the-week for week 29 is titled The Station. The book is an etui drop-sided box that is covered with a print of a scene from Central Park in New York City and part of a New York city map. Inside it holds a stack of tiny pebbles that resemble an ancient cairn.
The Station signifies the point where urban and rural meet... where the natural world and man-made cultures exist side-by-side... the point where we come to terms with who we are as a civilization in relationship with the earth. Written on the stones in black magic marker... as a sort of graffiti... is the poem, The Station...
between two roads
a pile of stones
with gray rock pate
bears witness to the travelers all
who pass through
it's sacred gate.
|The lines of the poem, written on the stones|