For Henry

First published in Frogpond 44:1, Winter 2021, page 80. Originally written in May of 2007 for a haiku contest sponsored by Thoreau Farm.

placing my own stone
onto the cabin-site’s cairn—
whippoorwill calling

now with his grandson
sauntering by Walden Pond . . .
the first leaves of fall

again the story
on our walk through Walden Woods
of that arrowhead