Star Cave


Star Cave

Wind’s insistent chisel
chips away fragments of rock
turning it into stony essence
of pillar, face, animal, and here –
burnt sienna womb cave
where the ancestors painted stars
on the ceiling.

I send a prayer to Wind –

Chisel me like the rock,
strip away
the powder puffs of ego,
loosen
the aching tendons of control,
pry off
the veneer of education,
blow away
the dressy layers of civilization.

Chisel me into
breathing, sculpted essence,
until I am
naked and windswept,
until I remember
who I was and
who I am to be now.

Canyon de Chelly

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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7 Responses to Star Cave

  1. Gayle says:

    Beautiful, strong poem–the words feel like the stone in the cave.

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  3. “Chisel me into
    breathing, sculpted essence,
    until I am
    naked and windswept,
    until I remember
    who I was and
    who I am to be now”
    I love this! Glad you put a link to this in your recap. 🙂

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  5. A fitting poem to the place. Did you write it? I love it. The ending especially.

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