Thursday, September 15, 2011


Mountains crumble to the sea
From wind and sun and rain
From the ravages of long time
Nothing can sustain

Erosion seems a wicked thing
From millennia and on
But the building sources of our world
Are counted by the eon

Time and forces that shape planets
Are hard really to grasp
When we think of days and hours
For perspective we should ask

Mountains press up from the seas
Caused by tectonic plates
We know this when we look real close at
Its sedimentary traits

Ken Goree

Just remembered the “didactic” form of poetry and thought I’d try to teach a short geology lesson.

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