The Song of the Stone Wall

The Song of the Stone Wall

by Helen Keller
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Come walk with me, and I will tell

What I have read in this scroll of stone;

I will spell out this writing on hill and meadow.

It is a chronicle wrought by praying workmen,

The forefathers of our nation--

Leagues upon leagues of sealed history awaiting an interpreter.

This is New England's tapestry of stone
See more details below

Overview

Come walk with me, and I will tell

What I have read in this scroll of stone;

I will spell out this writing on hill and meadow.

It is a chronicle wrought by praying workmen,

The forefathers of our nation--

Leagues upon leagues of sealed history awaiting an interpreter.

This is New England's tapestry of stone

Alive with memories that throb and quiver

At the core of the ages

As the prophecies of old at the heart of Gods Word.

The walls have many things to tell me,

And the days are long. I come and listen:

My hand is upon the stones, and the tale I fain would hear

Is of the men who built the walls,

And of the God who made the stones and the workers.

With searching feet I walk beside the wall;

I plunge and stumble over the fallen stones;

I follow the windings of the wall

Over the heaving hill, down by the meadow-brook,

Beyond the scented fields, by the marsh where rushes grow.

On I trudge through pine woods fragrant and cool

And emerge amid clustered pools and by rolling acres of rye.

The wall is builded of field-stones great and small,

Tumbled about by frost and storm,

Shaped and polished by ice and rain and sun;

Some flattened, grooved, and chiseled

By the inscrutable sculpture of the weather;

Some with clefts and rough edges harsh to the touch.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015533972
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
10/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
169 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >