Long ago and far away a textile
Road changed the world, extending
Through dozens of cultures and
Connecting them inextricably to this
Day. Here a foundation for the modern world,
Wrapped in silk, it traded philosophies,
Beliefs and even plagues of driven
Death, as merchants and artists
Made their way upon those stones. In truth
Few traveled its course from end to end.
The point of its genius, of its design,
Expresses in a world ready to be
Woven together in a complex pattern
Fulfilling function and form perfectly.

copyright © 2012 Amanda Morris Johnson