Why do some rocks walk miles
over hot desert sands,
and meteoric rocks travel
from deep space to dry land?
Perhaps, just perhaps,
they are trying to find
the boy who talks to rocks.
They’ve heard that this boy
can hold rocks in his hands,
hear their vibrating voices
and then understand.
Today, the boy heard
a small rock whispering
this stern warning:
Where would man be
if rocks weren’t around?
Where will man be
when no rocks can be found?
Without asking permission,
humans often yank and pull
rocks out of the ground,
and cast them aside.
Tell them that, one day soon,
they will look down and see
a frightening sight:
No earth beneath their feet!
Respect the world around you,
and handle nature with care.
This will help assure that
it will always be there! ~ms
loved the story you told through it mary, and i do agree with you man should respect earth!
Yes, it’s true. We should respect the earth, before it decides to throw us off or swallow us up. 😉
A beautiful read… Respect is the key to preservation of life in all its forms 🙂
Hmmmm…just found your comment in my spam folder….I don’t know why WordPress put it there. Your comment is very nice and your website is beautiful! Glad that I found it!
Thank you Mary.. I just started out on my blog a couple of weeks back so I’m still getting used to it all. after reading your reply here I checked out my spam box and found 2 I should have replied too. All’s well that ends well 🙂
A lovely poem, and how fascinating about the walking rocks. Nature loves her mysteries.
That’s true….the mysteries of nature help to keep man humble.
I like your poem! I think nature will always be there. Mankind, however….
I don’t know about mankind either….just a little hell-bent. 😉
And what a lovely model for your pictures. He looks so inquisitive.
You are absolutely correct! Not only is he inquisitive, he has a very creative imagination.
The day that I took these photos, he was giving me the grand tour of his rock collection. He gave me an in-depth explanation of each rock. Some had come flying in from far distant planets, others had begun their lives deep inside fiery volcanoes, and some proved that his yard used to be deep beneath the ocean waters.
A few years after these photos were taken, we made a photo story featuring him as the “king of trees and bushes.” He came up with the ideas for the pictures, before anything was actually written.
Later, working around the pictures, I wrote the story down on paper. I posted the end result under the title “Revolt of the Green World.” Without a doubt, he is definitely fun to work with! 🙂
Lovely story, and thanks for liking my photo essay, Korora Sunrise, I am now following you.
Thank you! Enjoying your Korora Sunrise photos was certainly my pleasure.
Lovely post with a strong message, Mary. Wonder what this boy will end up doing with his passion as he gets older? Sure would be an interesting follow-up down the road.
I wonder too! He loves animals (specifically seals and other ocean creatures), so he would be a great marine biologist. On the other hand, he also loves rocks and has enough patience to carefully look for things in the earth, so a job as an archaeologist would be a good fit (although I don’t know how many “Indiana Jones” job openings there are). I just searched online to see if there is such a thing as “The Man Who Talks to Rocks.” OH MY! To my surprise, there is one!!
Excellent story and nicely told – message received.
I will tell him to let the rocks know the message has been received.
They will be very happy. Admittedly, it’s kind of hard to tell a happy rock from a sad rock…but if you hold it in your hand…you will know!
Very nice way to get out the message that we should take care of the earth. What you said is so true. Adorable pictures. Hugs
Thanks! There are a lot of things about the earth beneath our feet….that we often don’t see.
I think we would all be mermaids/mermen if there were no rocks – or not exist at all. Very thought provoking and really quite beautiful! 🙂
Uh oh…if there were no rocks, I’m not sure there would be an ocean floor to hold the water in. Would be a wee bit of a mess. 🙂 ’tis true….we might not be able to exist at all.
remember the person who came up with the idea of “pet rocks ” many a moon ago …..
wasn’t that bad of an idea at the time as the moment seemed to be ripe …. :o)
And after pet rocks, there were Chia pets…if I remember correctly.
Mary, what a great way to get an important message across…and I love the photos! Yes, we are stewards of our environment and must treat it the land as sacred ground.
It’s 2018…and I just saw your comment?
As long as it took for me to see this, perhaps I am a rock in human form! 🙂
My boys also had and as adults have, a fascination for rocks – an eye for the value of small things.
Obviously, my powers of observation are not that great!
It has been 4 years since you wrote this comment….and I just saw it.
Surely I need to slow down and look around.
My small backyard is xeriscaped now…and filled with rocks!
I’ve been posting less often on dragonshades but started a new website last year http://www.choice.expert that you may like to visit ~no rush, any time in the coming 4 years will do ( imagine a smiley face after that remark!). Good to hear from you no matter the time-frame. Love your desert-style rock garden.
How funny, my husband talks to rocks 🙂
It is a talent that should be nurtured, and never lost!