Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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I pegged our planet
to the sunīs shadow
a stick in a field
Eratosthenes measured
its shade, defined
the solstices in a year
gnomon of nomads
never lost in a desert
held sky to guide
over dunes, endless sand
drifting to an oasis
holding life in stock
spring refreshing in green.

c) Jan G. Otterstrom F. November 2, 2013