Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Spin free

This is actually a slightly older one that I just felt like posting.

Spin Free

Smash the compass,
the whirling
viscous sound,
so gravity cannot
hold its needle
on a pivot,
and air cannot
dampen its spin,
and light
cannot reflect
its directions,
and the metal
cannot feel cold
in our hands,
and the magnetic field
becomes invisible
our souls
as the only map to follow.

Robert L. Jackson III

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Spinning Seed

When spinning
the earth sees
the days continuing to flare and dim,
the bicycle tire
balances more easily,
the escaping rocket
flies straighter
and pierces the darkness more deeply,
the leaf and seed
take longer to reach the ground
and spread their species farther,
the atmosphere organizes
into a storm,
and the mind
thinks of analogies
and correlations.

-Robert L. Jackson III