Thursday, July 19, 2007

Committed the Stars to the Moss's Protection...

There is no sky these nights
in early July, just an emptiness,
a pale absence
over the woods and bogs and
the haze-blue fields [...]
But it has committed the stars
to the moss's protection,
the moss in the woods
the mildest and softest on earth.
I walk among star images,
walk like a little Lord
through galaxies
of shining whiteness.


~ Images: Solar prominences and sunspots from Professor Todd's New Astronomy, circa 1897. Color images by Etienne Leopold Trouvelot.

~ Text: Starflowers from We Own the Forest and Other Poems: Hans Borli