Partially faded image of the Rock Rings sculpture, with a poem overlaid

Sculpture Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings, from Nancy Holt

Poem by Tristan Hoffmann


Two rings of rock

By stone, enclosed.

Impressive structure;

Purpose? Unknown.


For rituals of ancient civilizations,

Or a capitol of some unknown nation

Where knight clash and jester jest

Or home for them, a child's nest


Its reasons lost, except to they

Who lived back then, now none can say

What their purpose is, those rings of rock

Built over days and fortnights long

Standing mighty since days now gone.