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.
Saturday, 23 July 2011
never mind cleansing the doors of perception - break the glass!
the simple cycles
of the sun towards west
this moon rising east
In the bowl of the valley
one dusk-winged heron flies south
towards the sea
and above in still clear twilight
buzzard flaps in languorous
upwards and upwards
Break the glass and fall
towards the glassblower's lips
What we all want is
a love so light
it can fly
so deep the ocean comes
to our call
– Roselle Angwin
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