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.

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

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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...
whew!

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.

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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

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new azalea
pale green clusters unfold
above window sill

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New publication

Poem by me at The Mind(less) Muse

http://themindlessmuse.blogspot.com/