22 July 2016

Poem-A-Day #144 : Upon the Spontaneous Invention of the Chariot

In 2004 I wrote a weird series of poems about the chariot and how the history of the transport is murky at best. This is one of the better ones and is placed in China. Which is one of the latter places to have a chariot 'invention' moment.


Upon the Spontaneous Invention of the Chariot (5/13/04)

In the fields and marsh lands of China
grasses root deep and jump beyond a man's head
filling the mind with ideas of the heavens
where a star blinks forgetfully
absent-mindedly and tremors with the idea
of projecting light alone