Standing Stones (Poetry)



 Standing Stones

by Simon Kewin



“Not the wind to worry the stones
Nor the passing shadows of crows
Casting brief cave-paintings there
Not the gazes of women and men
Nor, then,
The gazes of their great, great, great, great grandchildren
Only the years
Flake away by layers of dust
Peel back the skin, in search of the meaning
But the obelisks, obdurate
Remain silent, disdainful
Keeping their long purposes to themselves”




Simon Kewin is a Fantasy/SF writer, author of Engn, Hedge Witch, The Genehunter and multifarious short stories and poems.