The sound of planets in orbit.

eye of the storm image from outer space

Every poetic center has its gravitational pull, multiplying repercussions between these miniatures and their attendant skies. Here we go again, pivoting around the lamp sun at the center of an ariel table, and she keeps us moving by the music of her pen. Without this, we would be permanent invalids, plunging ever away from some distant possession, our placid faces dumb with belfry daydreams pretending to be lessons in solitude. In this concert hall, these skies, we hear the saplings grow green and the crawling trellises; the bitter rain on the long road until the high wind yelping names of the dead finally expires into the silence, the axis on which she turns us with the next opening notes. Wait.


Inspired by and with borrowed images from the section on miniature in Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space.

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

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