For a Hymn to the Edge

by Tim Myers

out on the reaches
on the One sphere's aspherical blurring surface-edges

when time banks up like wind-blown ice on lakeshore

space eases itself into trailing wisps

light grows into something else

where thought curls and dwindles like a leaf in utter fire

numbers unravel themselves, geometry melts

physicality goes shape-shifting toward and away

when all that we consider real
condenses into clouds, then rains in
tiny droplets onto
seas of


Copyright © 2005, Tim Myers

Tim Myers won a national poetry contest judged by John Updike, has published over 100 poems (Rattle, Northeast, Southern Humanities Review, national anthologies), and has a chapbook coming out from Pecan Grove Press. An essay he wrote was recently nominated for a Pushcart. Tim's children's book Basho and the Fox was read on NPR, made The New York Times bestseller list for children's books, and was honored by Smithsonian Magazine, The Children's Book Council, and Bank Street College. His Tanuki's Gift was chosen as a "Best Book of the Year" by Bank Street College and Nick Jr. Magazine. Basho and the River Stones received an excellent review in The New York Times and is a Junior Library Guild selection. His latest book is Good Babies, from Candlewick. He teaches at Santa Clara University in the Bay Area.

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