TRADE WINDS

What symmetry the spiral shell between

The twist of space and lambent brain,

 

The apple core of iron filings

And magnetic rules of styling -

 

Galileo's brilliant pendulum

Mirrored in linoleum -

 

Holbein’s science fiction ghoul

In summer's liquid school

 

Exchanged for particles

Of autumn’s luminescent fuel,

 

The heart’s impossible emoticon

Turned to prisms by the sun.

 

 

 

NOTES ON TRADE WINDS