The stars are in our belly; the Milky Way our umbilicus.
Is it a consolation that the stuff of which we’re made
is star-stuff too?
– That wherever you go you can never fully disappear –
dispersal only: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen.
Tree, rain, coal, glow-worm, horse, gnat, rock.
Monday, 25 July 2011
being another syllable
in this summer meadow
to hear the grass roots murmur
in their long stretch up to light
to be an unthought
in the day's bright dreaming
grass blade, swallow, human –
all tunes for the wind to dance in
– Roselle Angwin
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