The Map Room~ Museum of Jade and Cinnabar

sketch of a Victorian house in sepiaed ink
on an aged parchment
wherein is writ the names of all the great men and women
who have offered their lives to the wonders of science

Across the parchment rolls an opal marble
a small globe with the stellar map of and obsidian sky
Patterns somewhere between constellations and homeward vectors

It rolls across the table
orbiting the center of the parchment
making wild, gyrating arcs
leaving ellipses marks all over the table

A clockwork machine is lowered from the ceiling
and the marble is returned to its starting point

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Chyfrin the Celtic poet

Artist, Poet, Electrical/Biomedical Engineer, Actor, Playwright, Set construction, Educator, Lover of womankind and single malt scotch

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