3 April 2014 at 07:58

 

Dawn breaks coldly

Four sculptors motor down-inlet

Arrive chilled through

In a battered skiff

At tiny Valdes Bay

 

No quarry

No stone

Is visible

 

Only a small rusted rail

Runs off into the bush

Tails out of sight

Behind a stand of cedars

Escapes into a dark wood

 

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The men emerge

In the dappled light

Of a small clearing

 

Ringed about

Like ancient Stonehenge

Stand piers of quarried stone

Thick with velvet

Carpets of moss

 

Cathedral walls

of Douglas Fir

Spring up behind

Black Marble piers

 

Shafts of light

Shooting through

Green-ribbed vaults

Of the wooden giants

Cast dancing diamonds

Into the quarry pool

 

God has built a Cathedral

For sculptors to pray in

 

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