Sunday, April 17, 2011

A waller's wall

Dry stacked walls made without mortar.

A calculation of abandoned beauty,

skill and experience too deep to gauge.

The craftsmen: artists for generations

the good ones are, but they would never

say so, no they don’t say much at all.

The best “wallers” are English, Welsh.

A good wall will last four hundred years.

They are assembled from an artist’s

pallet of stone rock and rubble, pieced

carefully together like a jigsaw puzzle,

locking together in a unique approach.

Long through stones, top flagstones

No running joints just staggered strength

and beauty, oh what sublime beauty.

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