Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Tuesday poem #283 : Anthony Etherin : SUNDIAL

an onus set,
a gnomon gates sun, on a dial….

Sky rhythms fly by, wryly,
by my crypt—
by syzygy.

Sulphur sun succumbs:
Dusk dulls us, murmurs,
blunts us up.

Soft glows of hollow moon
grow gnomon forms on
ponds of rock.

This night is finishing.
Its vigil lifting, nitid shifting
gilts this dish in twilight’s stirrings.

Restless edges represent:
The steeple’s lengths lessen when
the flexed degrees descend.

A raw and rampant
dawn attracts a waltz.
A vacant patch draws back:

an onus set,
a gnomon gates sun, on a dial….

Anthony Etherin is a UK-based writer of constrained, formal and experimental poetry. He has been published online numerous times—including by The Account Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review and Nagari Magazine—and in the print magazines Timglaset and Touch the Donkey. Leaflets and chapbooks of his poetry have been published by No Press, Spacecraft Press, The Blasted Tree, and Timglaset Editions, as well as by his own press, Penteract Press, through which his collection of palindromic and anagrammatic micropoems, Cellar, was published in March 2018. Find him on Twitter @Anthony_Etherin and via his website, anthonyetherin.wordpress.com.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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