TRACING THE FACE OF THE WORLDCinching the girth of the earth between
the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer,
the twelve wind heads of Claudius Ptolemy
blew the gridlines of longitude and latitude
into a tidy guide for world exploration,
siphoning an unwieldy sphere onto a flat plane.
With ink and paper and woodcut replicas,
Copyright 2000, Gayla Chaney
Gayla Chaney presently lives in Southeast Texas with her husband and
three sons. Her work has appeared in Potomac Review, Re:al, Concho River Review, Windhover, Serpentine, Fish Stories, and Switched-On Gutenberg.