Saturday, April 5, 2014

a thought terrain

history writes with water

I hike along the creek,

and I change where I’m going
according to how I can answer the issue
of how to cross the water,
a bridge is not what nature gives us,

and a ford works in lower water if it’s okay if you get wet,

I look up the hill and see a path
carved above the cliffs so that, even in flood, travel can work,

trails and roads snake through mountains
the ways water shows us how,

I am fascinated by how much of history
has been written by water.

by Henry H. Walker
April 2, ’14

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