Poemdog

Dogs 2016

HOUSEHENGE
(9/14/16)

this house

this neighborhood

exhibit
some strange
astronomical
anomalies

the east-west
streets
make for a simple
twice a year
equinoctial
alignment

of course

as the same
configuration
would do
elsewhere

the first
day of fall
however

the light
from the west window
of the southwest bedroom
makes its first
projection
upon the north wall
of the main
hall

the first
day of winter
the sunlight
from the same
window
disappears completely
from the hall wall
into the doorway
of the den

just
for the one
day

the first
day of spring
all illumination
from the west
returns
from the hall
to shine only
upon the east
bedroom wall

the first
day of winter
the light
is lost
entirely within
bedroom closet

again only
for the day

whether
intentional
or not
the varied combinations
of azimuth

altitude

and architecture

make
for a fairly accurate
calendrical account
of the Earth's
tilt

possibly
the original
builders/owners
never noticed

maybe
they had actual
lives

with neither
the time

nor interest

to care

these
observations
were left
to someone
less socially
involved

a modern
day
druid

no clan

nothing
better
to do