Friday, November 28, 2014

This well of stone


I sit in this well of stone
of limestone silence, circling
and semicircling around me


I sit on a narrow ledge

convenient for sitting
preferably in silence


the empty sky is loud
above me


It is a sculpture I sit within,
a cocoon of stone of two rooms
one a single space


with a turret, entered
by bending low before
standing up again, a bow
of obeisance.


Two rooms, two thresholds
within a threshold, one
equipped with a back entrance


an escape, unexpected


Photographs: The permanent art installation “Threshold” by Roger Feldman, Laity Lodge near Leakey, Texas.

4 comments:

Maureen said...

Love this. Just watched the video about the installation. Wonderful for contemplation.

Monica Kaye said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Lynn said...

Lovely. I am reminded that God always gives us a way of escape.

caryjo said...

A good eye-catcher and a heart-grabber. And, being a rocky person, this was also a vision grabber. Thanks.