A Place to Rest

Among other things, culture is the decision as to how a corpse is to be returned to the soil.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Stark mountains exhale cloud plumes
gathering a welcoming sky
Within the earth and out exhumes
a shelter for spirits to lie


lune: life’s markers

the value of soil
tumulus
burial lands found


Elaborate burial customs are a sure sign of decadence.

J.G. Ballard

A gasp at the
Concentric cusp
Ripples with shock
Loss at its centre

Miku: to the horizon

distant yolk
timid winking pyre
of the day

Located in Africa, Nabta Playa stands some 700 miles south of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. It was built more than 7,000 years ago, making Nabta Playa the oldest stone circle in the world โ€” and possibly Earth’s oldest astronomical observatory.


A pile of stones
Laid in order
Laboured in love
Porous and
pockmarked
Is the land
Pitted with remains
to be seen


Green valley
The trail a shape
An open vail
The escape

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