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Horae

Tuesday 22nd February 2022
by Sophya Polevaya

Prime:
the cardinal star
its core
a fire bloom lily
crimson red
igniting daylight
anew.

Terce:
the emerald crux of Earth
an asterism of stars
in sight
the mimosa bouquet
celestial
with leaves
curling
and uncurling.

Sext:
the sun in ochre
ascends to its peak
the iris of Spirit
centred at noon
in the desert dunes.

This sundial then
transforms
into a closed talisman
for the nocturns
drifting in
a midnight lazuli sea
our sky.

Orthros:
the white helix
revealed
twisted heliotropes of stars
entwined
to infinity.

Nones:
the golden trine
three corners
balanced,
arched
a strelitzia flowerhead
etched in the air by
by an unknown bird
in flight.

Vespers:
Violet Aurorae
harmonised strings
vibrating
piercing through
the storm
of shadow and light.

Horae.


Sophya Polevaya 2022