two voices near the water
the sound of reeds by the water.


To think it happened here
and in that time
when two of them took a tree
and burnt the wood



What was burned they scraped
and shaped into a mound
and it was burned a second time;

they offered up the smoke
of ram and goat, and coal

They strayed.
It began to rain
The earth grew cold and the mound hardened


Set as a stone
between their dwelling and the water.

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