Sunday, 26 July 2009

To Flow Away

Near the entrance to the Falkland Centre for Stewardship in Fife,
a pond is fed by the Maspie Burn. Beside the pond, a circular bench
is placed round the trunk of an old lime tree. A poem has been carved
onto the bench, in a line going round the tree

to flow away continually
to be constantly replenished

People can sit on the bench and watch a movement of water
constantly supplying the stillness of the pond. To read the poem,
they must pay homage to the tree by walking round it.

Letter cutting by Roger Hall