Anna George Meek is blessed with a multitude of talents.
And then there’s her writing. Meek is a professor of English at Normandale Community College. Her book, “Acts of Contortion,” won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry. Now she’s just released a new collection called “Engraved.”
Segment of a Circle
Like a Cheshire cat, the circle does not
show itself, save for this one
raised eyebrow. O circle,
we imagine thee. Centuries
are round, and they disappear
beyond the curve of the earth.
The engraver is long dead; even I
am only partially visible. Believer
or skeptic, I can only have faith
that the moon appears behind me
when I turn away, can only
dream of its light, the universe, and
all gibbous time, shining entire.
— “Segment of a Circle,” by Anna George Meek, as it appears in “Engraved,” published by Tupelo Press. Reprinted here with permission of the author.