Friday, September 29, 2006

Rebuilding Cairns ( a poem)

As the path is walked,
one stone falls,
then another.

mineral waystations,
beacons on the mountain
of my life.

something to guide,
the path is this way--
and not that.

realizing suddenly
the old cairns
have fallen apart.

breaking stride,
slowly, with awareness,
reaching down with effort,

I add a stone to this cairn and that,
fortifying my beacons,
before they are needed.

fortification energy comes from within.
winter is coming,
autumn settles on my mountain.

adding stone after stone,
balanced on the last,
it is time, for rebuilding cairns.