Rock & Rail
Weathered Marble Fieldstone. Red Slate. Granite posts. Oak and Locust rails. Great Barrington, MA, 1996.
Design and stonework: Mark Mendel dba/ Monterey Masonry.
Wood: Peter Murkett. Collection of Guido’s Marketplace.
Note: I wrote this poem to answer everybody’s question:
What is it?
It’s a big fat riddle.
It’s what your 4 year old says it is.
It’s a ’57 Chevy trying to pass a Volkswagen bug
on Route 7 in Pompeii.
It’s not what it was yesterday.
It’s Robert Frost meets Frank Gehry
out on the Spiral Jetty.
It’s a sculpture only if it moves you so.
It’s a fish and you’re the bait.
It’s a shopping strip where an old farm was,
and the stones remember.
A scotch tape dispenser.
A solar powered asking machine.
It’s a junk spaceship from a Martian Jonesy’s.
It’s magic fishing poles to catch mermaids.
It’s only Rock & Rail but it likes you.