The Rock Remembers

“Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.” -Neil Armstrong

What does this rock dream while it sleeps in the sun?

Does it recall wooly mammoths that once trod this land
can the rock remember its birth and how it came to be

Was it once in a green flowing river that honed with gritty sand,
then etched and shaped it into a heart of weathered grey stone

Is this rock’s only destiny to never beat or understand
what loving someone with all your heart means
yet it can remember the beginning of you and me?

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: I enjoy collecting rocks, stones, crystals and minerals. I found this one on a walk last year and first wrote about it here: Heart-Shaped Stone

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

5 Comments on “The Rock Remembers

  1. I think rocks and poets walk hand in hand. Wonderful musings on the heart of a heart-shaped stone. I love my rocks and stones. They always look prettier when wet, which tells me they were born in the water ❤

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