steps to a consecration

stand at the eastern corner
beneath the open shedding

feel the smoothness of the stones
with which you paved

look to the statement
of the boundary line

this is the Land

~

stand at the southern corner
on the black richness of loam

look to the slender alium
the upright maize

this is the Land

~

stand at the western corner
open to wilderness and void

look to the persica
to the prunus

this is the Land

~

stand at the northern corner
beneath the creeping of the city state

look to the cultivated berries
to the herbs

this is the Land

~

this is your Holy Land

~

then stand at the centre point
in the warm of the beating heart

look to the crafted totems
and hand-drawn signs

this is this Land

your consecrated Holy Land


© Frank Prem, 2008

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