The time has come to create
the susok of our garden
Two pairs of hands to place the rocks
by waterfall and bamboo shoots
Only one pair of hands now,
as I shift sand wet with tears.
For Debbie Guzzi's Walk Softy Contest
August 20, 2013
"In prehistoric times, Koreans believed that rocks had more power than water and other things in nature. Also, they believed that rocks engendered God's good-will. Therefore, the arrangement of rocks is considered as one of the "essential" elements in designing the traditional Korean garden. Susok or "rock arrangement," gardens are commonly found."