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Stones

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Stones

Draw near and listen—
the interminable din—
thunderous and raging,
spindrift riven from
graybeards’ snowy crests,
that plunge at journey’s end,
their whitest teeth laid bare,
to gnash with boundless fury
on patient rampart of
unyielding stones,
their mottled skin
to smooth and polish,
that these might stand,
in reverent alarm,
never to be forgotten.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 6:31:00 AM

    I don't know. But I like it, just the same. :) I think I agree with Donna below, waves crashing on the rocks. Maybe?

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 3/4/2014 1:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got it Becca. Most people don't and struggle with all my obfuscation. As do I.
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 7:52:00 AM

    Sounds like mighty ocean waves crashing against unyielding cliffs....wonderful...

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 3/4/2014 1:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Slipped past me I'm afraid, Donna. Yes, waves crashing on rocks. I guess I could have just said it that way, huh?
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 9:12:00 PM

    I enjoyed the journey this took me on. I do understand what you mean by life's energy as it takes so much focus and recollection to write. In the end you can feel rewarded and drained. =)

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/23/2013 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have often perspired when writing and had to take a shower. It's show arduous to summon the words. Occasionally they come unbidden but then just as soon depart,, leaving us vexed, unable to compose a single line. I appreciate your visit here and comments about the poem and all it entails.
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 7:13:00 PM

    Hello Mark, i'm gonna call your poem... Nature AT her best... enjoyed ... LOVE SKAT

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 10/25/2013 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Skat, thanks so much for your continuing favor and support. Writing poetry demands a sacrifice of life energy, so it's nice to get something back to replace what's departed.