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  Stone Faces
by Kalikiano Kalei
Friday, January 25, 2008
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A failed virtual expedition to Rapa Nui (Easter Island).


 


Stone Faces

Do not look at me with eyes that do not see;


Think not of me with a heart that is numb.


Do not feel the searing heat of my ardor


With insulated nerves and deadened senses.

The prison that contains this heart


Is clad in granite chiseled from living rock,


Its walls reflecting the cold and stony emotion


Of your own pent-up rage like a shattered mirror.

As a sculptor, I bear two powerful tools


Which may break apart and utterly smash


That frozen, awful façade of silence that you wear


With hammer blows of undeniable force.

Only the briefest spark is required


To summon the stonecutter’s craft to life,


A breathing, coursing transformation wrought


By the mallet of Yang upon Yin.

When that moment comes, be ready,


For there will be a tremor of blinding power


That instantly destroys the unseeing, useless hate


That has locked your soul in its sheath of living quartz.


 


(Rapa Nui, 1985)




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Reviewed by Chris Wright
It Really Rocks! I've always been fascinated by those incredible sculpture on Easter Island. I think you've given them and their makers a great voice. Rock On Brother!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Excellent...gem of a write...love n luck...BHUWAN!!!
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