Monday, July 21, 2008

Standing Stones on Monhegan Island

There's a well-observed post about the inhabitants of Monhegan Island, both stone and human, by As I Please author J. Dennis Robinson, over at Click here to read. There is a nice selection of photos, too (right).
A few of the rock formations, like clouds, have recognizable shapes. There are animals, dancers, houses and birds. But most of the stones defy description. They are the essence of balance, weight and weightlessness, shapely and shapeless. They are wild natural things made momentarily more beautiful by hand. They are intrusions on the landscape and they are the landscape.
For fans of New Hampshire history, Robinson's articles are a treasure trove of material. Maine afficionados may enjoy his account of the Haddock Brothers, rumored to be the original European settlers of Maine.

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