Stars sae heich / abuin the muin / cauld and changeless / sklentan doun.
Last night, when the moon
/ slipped into my attic-room
/ as an oblong of light,
/ I sensed she’d come to commiserate.
/ It was August. She…
A concrete poem made from the names of boats.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
/ How I wonder what you are.
/ Up above the world so high,
/ Like a diamond in the sky.
/ When the…
They slept as they set off for the stars
/ in their refrigerated beds.
/ They slept as they passed the planets
/ and headed for…
Trees are cages for them: water holds its breath
To balance them without smudging on its delicate meniscus.
Bha sinn a’coimhead nan rionnag
mus do thionndaidh sinn a-steach leis na coin,
is thuirt thu gum bu mhithich dhut
The lights from the parlour and kitchen shone out
/ Through the blinds and the windows and bars;
/ And high overhead and all…
There are only diamonds in the whole world, diamonds and perhaps the shabby gift of disillusion. F Scott Fitzgerald
/ Holly Golightly…
Little star, so far, so near,
/ I see your eye’s one shining tear.
/ Little star, so wild, so tame,
/ I waved my hand.