Agnes Vojta: “Legend”




Before the battle,
every warrior
put a rock on a pile.

the survivors
each picked up one stone,

then built what remained
into a cairn
to honor the fallen.


About the Author: Agnes Vojta grew up in Germany and started writing poetry as a child. She spent a few years in California, Oregon, and England, and now lives in Rolla, Missouri where she teaches physics at Missouri S&T and hikes the Ozarks. She is the author of Porous Land (Spartan Press, 2019) and The Eden of Perhaps (Spartan Press, 2020), and her poems  have appeared in a variety of magazines.


More By Agnes Vojta:

Sisyphus Calls It Quits


Vineyard in Dresden


Image Credit: G.W. Rice “English cairn on P.E. Cary Island, July, 1881” (1881) The Library of Congress

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