ISSN 1556-4975

OffCourse Literary Journal

 Published by Ricardo and Isabel Nirenberg since 1998


"Prime Mover" by Daniel Sundhal

Years pass, and I remember still
A girl with one leg draped over a balcony rail.

I think of how it has been;
I think of how it will go on:

Steadfast evening skies,
The first evening star
Riding radiant and pure,
The flame points alternating,

A part of that infinitesimal Time
Taking the shape of all I know:

A voicelessness, a leg draped, a name mouthed,
An old woman sweeping her stretch of sidewalk.


Daniel James Sundahl is Emeritus Professor in English and American Studies at Hillsdale College where he taught for thirty-three years.

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