"What is a ..." Quote of Michael Burch

Thursday, October 14, 2021

What is a mountain, but stone? Or a spire, but a trinket of steel? Johnny Cash is gone, black from his hair to his bootheels. Can a man out-endure mountains' stone if his songs lift us closer to heaven? Can the steel in his voice vibrate on till his words are our manna and leaven? Sing, all you mountains of stone, with the rasp of his voice, and the gravel. Let the twang of thumbed steel lead us home through these weary dark ways all men travel. For what is a mountain, but stone? Or a spire, but a trinket of steel? Johnny Cash lives on— black from his hair to his bootheels. ('Indestructible' by Michael R. Burch)

Michael Burch
Johnny Cash, man in black, country music
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