A Chilly Morning in Prague

Picture a chilly morning on Charles Bridge,

Dodging phantoms emerging from the fog,

Peering at statues lurking at the edge:

A promenade to the Old Square in Prague.

Already buzzing, a crowd has gathered

At the southern side of the Old Town Hall;

Their faces are upturned like sunflowers

To the golden disc adorning the wall

As it ticks its way round the zodiac:

A calendar and planetarium,

Medieval astronomical clock.

This composition of the moon and sun

Is haunted by the skeleton of Death,

Marking time with a nod of its head.

© Kim M. Russell, 2015

A sonnet developed from a poem I first posted on 9th October.Prague Astro Clock Skeleton

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