David Rounds

Until Mount Etna Speaks

The Mind  |  The Scene   |   David Rounds  |   April 19, 2011, 5:30 pm

Until Mount Etna speaks, no one will know Which village on the mountain’s slopes Will be the next to be destroyed by lava. It’s said that every village on the mountain Must take its turn, once in a century. Material for building, though, is right at hand: And once the lava cools and turns grey-black, [...]


The Scene  |  The Tribe   |   David Rounds  |   March 21, 2011, 11:31 am

I had a fall and broke my kneecap a few weeks ago, But thought I’d still try joining the retreat In honor of Kuan Yin, for at least one morning. Sue drove me to the hall. I propped my injured leg up on a chair Out of the path of the assembly As they circled [...]