Saturday, February 22, 2014

Round the Mercury / George J. Dance

Round the Mercury

time (that savaged emerald)
flows like scaffold spiders
or money without price.
– “Mercury Switches and the Mating of Clocks,”
Alacrity Stone

kissed by gold
is her lovely
skate backwards
round the mercury

from the first spark
brass candle holders
silver cherubs
bronze cylinders

he laughs, their steps
in unison
mirroring soles
of frozen men

their podium
the uterus
that wrinkled jewel
bequeathed to us

and Jesus like
a wingless blur
hums  the daffodils
over her

time flows like money
without price
steel blades scar
and cut the ice

vibration shuddering
the heart
into grace
and into art

George J. Dance, 2009
from Doggerel, and other doggerel, 2015

[All rights reserved by the author - Used with permission]

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