Saturday, August 8, 2009
sterope, merope, electra, maia, taygete, celaeno, alcyone
mercury as an evening star
the mirror is musty and crazed
the streaked brown coffee
up the steps 199
in my garden mermaids mock lack of land
tsunami fossil (the big dipper) the ear orion corn.
stopped now It has been passed safely safe tied
polish jet a glossy black as night
at night the lamp strokes the quiet sea
longitude seagull blown inland
you walk along a path
all that was ever wanted was an orchard
to whisper in the ear.
decorated with pomegranates, a crown of stars, a rod, a heart-shaped shield with the symbol for venus, a field of ripe wheat
the weeds could be constellation.
waves. diamond. veronica.
stars like orchards
heavy with fruit