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The round tower

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Climbing the tower round

5 feet thick

1200 years old

and not a crack

Ladder by ladder

from the top

the land spreads out

beyond the monastery walls

A wild land threaded

with the paths of animals and pilgrims

maybe a donkey braying

murmur of the stream

A raven flying silently at eye-level

don't snap any pictures yet

what I am seeing

can so easily fade away

The breeze, how it blows so gently

is the same

as it was a thousand years ago

sweet with scent of blossoms.

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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