Sunday, July 20, 2014

Week 29: The Station

  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 box, lidded and closed
inside, a map of New York City and a tiny piled rock 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... 

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

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