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"From Volastra to Corniglia, the trail follows stone walls covered in moss. How many men laid these rocks over how many centuries, I wonder?" Written of the Cinque Terre.
Of this area, Wiki says: The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination.
Skirting The Edge
I will answer no questions
in the never ending quest
because the inquisitives reach
beyond themselves in gyres
and gymbals, bruising all the walls
of self and skirting the edges
of not self as if to fall
into the pit of abscond.
If I were to answer, the poise
of things would wail in distress.
I would convulse legitimately
instead of as the fool I choose
to act. If you try for meaning
here, on your own head be it.
January 24, 2011 5:48 AM
Modified August 7, 2014 2:50 PM