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