Thursday, May 5, 2016

Foundation of a Mississippian carbonate mound

Thin section photomicrograph (image 2.5 mm wide), part of an ancient carbonate sand shoal. Later, a small mound grew on top of the shoal. Ooid grainstone.


on this day we'll wed
in the distant misty past
populate this world


the number five was everywhere

inlaid in the sidewalk: 5
on the side of a swanky office block: 5
the number on his bill: 5
her purse's silver studs: 5!
clouds in the sky: 5?!?
lines in this poem...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A picture of a very small fossil

Crinoid columnal in Mississippian fossil deposit, coated with two layers of calcite (dark rim). The fossil is in a former carbonate sand shoal that buried a mound made of corals, bryozoans, and crinoids. Photograph about 2 1/2 mm wide.


Back to the Papyrus

The first prototype
Of the Boat of a Million Years
Was made of halite
Rock salt to you
The next morning
Dawn came late
And Ra hired a new engineer

end of poem


new azalea
pale green clusters unfold
above window sill

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New publication

Poem by me at The Mind(less) Muse