Reaching for the eternal flux;
Leaving the old
To enter the new—

The big dipper is behind us—
Emptying its essence.
The moon is at ten days,
While a sphere leads it into the new—
An uncertainty in the elements.

The signs have been given to mankind.
We will determine the year’s direction
As, standing at the pivot point,
We must find the key
To our future course.

		December 31, 1976