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 emoticom
Turned to prisms by the sun.