Poem: “Ancient Ones”

Ancient Ones

Blue and green their globes of eyes,
The hunting of the dragonflies,
Hulls of crystal swivel, catch
The swarms arising from a hatch

Summon now the ancient ones,
The falcons of the Permian,
Great with rowing their wing spread,
They loop and stitch the sun with thread

But now in falls of yellow light
The little hunters turn in flight
To gaze with facets at the sun –
Summon now the ancient ones

October 15, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."