Saturday, September 21, 2013

of mason and wall

pulling forth form

I am drawn to the building site
and to the masons who start to pull up the walls
of cinder block and mortar,
to the “mud” of the binding,
to each block distinct
until aligned and worked into the whole,
an action of creation that calls up to me the potter
who, like God in Genesis, pulls forth clay into substance,
the formless into form,

each mason gifted in the making
and warm in words and connection,

only single digits of days 
and concrete foundations will sprout the walls,
that will delineate rooms within which
teacher and learner will find their own way
to build form and substance,
and to reach toward the sky.

by Henry H. Walker
September 20, ’13

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