Quiver of Quotes came up with some interesting little used words, that piqued my interest for continuing the stream of sonnets. The flow had taken a break after having finally surpassed (in numbers at least) Shakespeare’s collection. Here was the one that came to fruition from The Quote’s list. And thank you as ever to wikipedia.org for giving me enough material!
The mystery of an armillary sphere!
How does it work? How does it turn around?
Rings built to represent what hangs in air,
or how it is positioned from the ground.
I wonder at the workings of the mind
that dreamed up such an engineering feat;
Ptolemaic turns on earth defined,
Copernican with sun at center seat.
Mankind has realized since he looked up
that stars revolve across the deep blue night
and puzzled at the turnings of this cup
and with the armil, tried to show it right.
Stargazers wonder at the skies so clear,
then track it with an armillary sphere.