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    This came up from an Arts Project that I seem to have email links with:

    I really like it -



    The Stone Hare

    Think of it waiting three hundred million years,
    not a hare hiding in the last stand of wheat,
    but a premonition of stone, a moonlit reef
    where corals reach for the light through clear
    waters of warm Palaeozoic seas.
    In its limbs lies the story of the earth,
    the living ocean, then the slow birth
    of limestone from the long trajectories
    of starfish, feather stars, crinoids and crushed shells
    that fill with calcite, harden, wait for the quarryman,
    the timed explosion and the sculptor's hand.
    Then the hare, its eye a planet, springs from the chisel
    to stand in the grass, moonlight's muscle and bone,
    the stems of sea lilies slowly turned to stone.

    Gillian Clarke
    Who carry in their hearts Sweet Pea, Florence, Bramble, Parsnip, Quickthorn, Quince, Sage and little Snowdrop. We also remember Viola who visited.

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    I love that poem.

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    thank you

    thought the post had just slipped down with no attention and its such a lovely poem . . .
    Who carry in their hearts Sweet Pea, Florence, Bramble, Parsnip, Quickthorn, Quince, Sage and little Snowdrop. We also remember Viola who visited.

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    Awesome! Always a treat to discover a new sonnet.

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    Thats lovely
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