Friday, March 8, 2013

angles and lines against depthless parchment background

Dream of Structure, Mechanics, Vague Emotion

I woke from a dream of no ordinary
Finely-configured craft of the air
Erstwhile biplanes, drawn extensions
Fashioned from lines and surfaces
Exotic machines with men in them
Five engines, say, arrayed around
The front of one such machine
Each propeller whirring in precessing
Phase with all the others
A rotating wave rotating as
The propellers rotated, and another
Was long and sufficient, moving deftly
As a slender dragonfly, another
Box-like, light on the air and pivoting
They were shooting at each other
Altogether at peace, wanting meaning
Intentions with nothing to resolve

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