Friday, 24 October 2014

Enough Light: Three sonnets, one prose poem, and an asymmetric scream - 1

An Elegant Ellipse

The truths expressed each night in stellar flames
by chiming primal spheres wherein they dwell
evoke the dark precessionary spell
cast once by priests who first pronounced their names

Yet those that long divined the cosmic swell
were mastered by logicians’ youthful claims
of time, degrees and geometric frames,
of ratios the myths could never quell

Such esoteric signs still shape our aims
and colour all the stories you can tell:
a seamless essence glows when all is well
while metrics count and classify our games

These formulae to factor and refine
whereby you find your light, your truth, and shine

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