Standing Stones


To show perspective I’m sitting on the recumbent stone.

I wrote this poem after our visit to Aberdeenshire Scotland where I stood before, and sat on, these 4000 year old standing stones.  The stones are actually in a large circle but I could not get it all in the photo.  We were indeed joined by a family of five and played hide and seek amongst these stones.

Standing Stones

We walked the path to the treeless hill
and leaned our packs against the stones.
As so many had done before we gazed
and felt the ground give up its bones.

Around us rose the circular stand
tall wisdom robed in rocky ground.
We quickly wandered from reason’s road
as we listened to the wind blown sound.

Out of death came life, the air had changed
as if filtered through some ancient lands
Where people met and carried the stone
to mark where body and soul held hands.

We stayed and we played hide and seek
when a family of five came along
and hid behind the rockiest face
while the standing stones sang songs.

Author: talks2trees

I'm a recent writer and retired teacher. Married for more than half my life to Ariana I am content now to travel with her to warm places while snow swirls around our home in upstate NY where we live two houses away from my son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Our daughter lives just a block away so our decision to travel is not without a consequence. However we have taken very few vacations in our married life so this journey, that starts in Costa Rica, is very new.

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