THE WORLD’S OLDEST STAR MAP

sun disk is now
a
landmark universe

known green site
travel by
magic
 
oldest surrounded world
known
to map lunar use

ground will move sky
set astronomical time
 
moon tower words
with crescent between

discover our cosmos
in the time of bronze
 
hypothetical maps
a conceptual clock

axe symbols appeal
as between arrives
 
site depiction interpreted
stuck where pain’s inlaid

patina stones failed
by impact philosophy
 
these transit travellers
finding having work

chisel star movement
is beautiful and gold

blue diameter full of

temporarily wide night
 
a great mysterious
time dated device

linking oldest symbols
to surrounding astronomy

the concept of place
history and time
 

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© Rupert M Loydell

 


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2 Responses to THE WORLD’S OLDEST STAR MAP

  1. PENELOPE SHUTTLE says:

    Lovely rich yet spare poem, I love the atmosphere of wonder and respect. Beautiful articulation of language.

  2. As above, spare and lush! Nice one Rupert,

    TRWC

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