Immortal Helix by Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982)
HEREUNDER Jacob Schmidt who, man and bones,
Has been his hundred times around the sun.
His chronicle is endless -- the great curve
Inscribed in nothing by a point upon
The spinning surface of a circling sphere.
Dead bones roll on.
"Immortal Helix" is found in MacLeish's Collected Poems, 1917-1982, (Houghton-Mifflin, 1985).