Rock cycle religion

Rock Cycle Religion

Internal forces churn deep,

The pyre lustily inhales

matter into the womb.

the cosmos.

Refining,

pulling,

coaxing

Matter into the womb

Stardust nourishes

through the veil

from heaven to earth.

A hopeful embryo leaps,

-grows with each breath

the vessel gives birth.

With a quiver slippery magma extrudes’

then cools.

shhhhh…

Sun warmed winds

-swish against the smooth, soft stone,

resting in the field innocently,

snug against mother’s breast,

-rustle leaves, and join

-the cadence of the tide,

in

and

out

shhhhhh…

-seashell sing of the sea;

-mothers pray for humanity.

Evermore, the tide flows

in

and

out

shhhhhh…

As a baby

crawls, walks, then runs,

also

Chaos, reproof, and tears

turn the child into man.

His descendants outnumber

Earth’s grains of sand.

Too soon

pounding wind

penetrating rain

melting snow

burning sun

rushing run off,

craze

the rock in the field.

Water seeps into cracks,

newly formed,

then freezes.

Expanding.

bursting,

sending

flakes to beaches

to birth course kernels of sand.

Deftly, turf

swallows sand,

swallows ashes,

swallows silt down,

draining,

drawing,

dwindling

down.

The offspring sinks though

growth opposes gravitiy’s force.

As

perfectly

the sand clock relinquishes

seconds

down,

descending,

sliding,

pouring

down,

the sand files down.

And why does the mound grow?

-to make the ground upon which we walk.

Bit upon bit,

the hill grows,

weight increases,

pressing,

forcing

down.

Shapes grind and cleave.

Jagged edges once unique

smooth and meld.

Sandstone

forms the slab.

Pressure increases,

and yields heat…

-time begets

Marble-

upon which this church is built,

this tomb is hewn,

by wretched hands that toil deep.

To this rock-

apostle,

artist,

teacher,

sinner

come!

For although the stone was lovely

long before it was enhanced

with line, color, shape and form;

Man’s creative work sustains,

giving

thanks for gifts

so long ago given.

 

 

printing on CBP-2

 

Tina D. printing on combat paper

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