At d’Verse Poetics ‘carved in stone’, Björn is tending the bar. He has given us a series of petroglyphs, carvings found in caves in Sweden.
Weather away, feather away
in the acid forests, dissolve,
crumble and fade, disappear
after thousands, thousands of years.
Before you go, let us see once more,
lives lived in harmony,
man is strong, is phallic,
the woman: fertility.
A most important figure,
an icon for what it can do,
the Sun Ship, represents
transport, conquests, food.
Ten thousand ships in Bohuslän
the ship has a finger-like crew
the bulge at the stem, neighing now and again:
the Sun Horse pulling the sun.
People believed that, in the day,
the horse transported the sun,
they wondered how it got back again,
and so the myth began.
Our lifestyle destroys cultural heritage,
and all this wonderful work
will disappear in a few decades,
the rock carvings of Tanum.
Polly Stretton © 2016