Words and Stone
Above Easton Beach generations
have carved names, initials, messages
in Chuckanut sandstone, witness
to encroaching time. Writers
witness encroaching time, too.
We share words and stories, take
part in conversations spanning
years and lifetimes. We write on
whatever is handy, write and read
our work to tell stories, to be of help.
We carve words, poems and stories
from encroaching time–because we must.
Andrew Shattuck McBride
“Words and Stone” is my August 4, 2012 poem for the postcard poetry project. I used an antique card titled “View from Chuckanut Drive” and mailed it to Carla in Bellingham, Washington. (Chuckanut Drive is just south of here.)
Blessings to Carla and all, Andy