Sandstone giants creep downhill
Imperceptibly at will
Littering the valley floor,
Weighing half-a-ton or more.
Monsters float with silent grace,
Falling from their lofty place.
Would not wish to be on hand
When goliaths finally land.
Photo by Marie Elena Good
Note: This is a true phenomenon in Conkle’s Hollow Nature Preserve of the Hocking Hills of Ohio. Sandstone rocks, weighing in the tons, detach from the bedrock wall of 200-feet, and slide absolutely imperceptibly downhill to the floor of the gorge. The rock in the photo above is one such “Slump block.”