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Date Added: December 08, 2009 05:12:11 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Three Stone Figures
Three Stone Figures

threes
 
So many things come in threes -
Blind mice, troubles, wishes, musketeers.
Two is company but three is a crowd.
We prefer crowds.
If you have to stand
Embedded in a stone wall
For centuries
A crowd of three is better.
If two fall out they can each
Enjoy the company
Of the third.

Who are we you ask?
That is a difficult question to answer.
We are not Persons in a Trinity
Or apocalyptic angels,
Nor are we Kings or Wise Men.
We may look like monks,
Or weary pilgrims,
Or hobbits in elven cloaks
But those are roles for other,
More fortunate triplets.

We are the watchers,
We watch whilst you act.
Don't worry,
We take no notes,
Maintain no ledgers,
Keep no accounts
Of good deeds done,
Bad deeds committed,
Omissions.

However
When we cease to watch
You cease to act.
No need to panic.
The dolerite of which we are formed
Was a long time in the making
And will be even longer in the breaking.
Yet nothing lasts for ever.
'This thing all things destroys'

We wear these cloaks
To protect us from evil
And hoods that we may hear
No slanders,
Our eyes are fixed
And, despite our task,
Effectively blind.
In all our long vigil
We never speak.
What good would that do?



We stand here like the three wise monkeys.

When the watching is over then we shall see.
Author's Notes:
Picture - My photo from Durham cathedral.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on December 8, 2009 05:38:08 PM Report
Wonderful poem as always you share with us...
I have always enjoyed everything you have written....
 Happy Holidays to you and yours....

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on December 8, 2009 10:25:09 AM Report
I like the Stone Figures.....They are silent and most likely hold within themselves a myriad of reflections...Soul reflections, I believe...Somehow, they feel as three women, actually....But, since it is old/archaic, then probably not...*smile*....Thanks for bringing something unique to the site...

Margaret.....the baglady feeling quizzical..

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on December 8, 2009 10:00:36 AM Report
David:  I like this write.  Very effective description of the figures.

 

Lady D





 


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