The Art of Rock Balancing

Unevenness invariably
resists the balance wanted here,
which means
you always must do more
than set
a stone
on top of stone.
Determine centers patiently.
Collaborate with gravity,
the shape
and weight
of each thing placed,
proceeding with
such gentleness
that nothing

The Art of Rock Balancing © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: November 1, 2020