Looking across the great San Juan Basin
where stands a Leviathan stone,
it stands there still! where Time hath deposit
its bulk in one huge hulking dome.
And much will have changed,
but the rock stays the same:
It stays, whilst all else swims away.
A Navajo legend, it once was a ship,
and transported the people, Dineh,
from Where to Here, and has since stayed There!
mindful, its purpose, To share.
One cannot leave and leave it behind.
Take it, one must! if the mind.
And then seen someplace, one will turn to a spouse
and say: “Oh my Lord! I’ve been There!”
©2013, Marvin Loyd Welborn
5 June 2013/14July2013
Poem’s Score: 3.4