Sculptures in a Field

By Peter Halstead

Ideas of sun, of grace,
guide us with theodolites
into endless miles of space,
navigating through the flight
of time with compasses
and with gnomons,
the ancient styles of clocks,
the dials of sun
that mark the sky with omens,
pendulums which swing between
magnetic rocks of earth
like branches in a storm,
anemometers which divine
the solar wind, the breezes
of our celestial form
that human trees entwine
with ordinary pieces
of our lives until
the music of the night arrives.

January 8th, 2023
Tippet Alley