Eyeful of stars

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Lost in the sheets, never finding the bed

She opens her eyes when laid down to rest

No quiescence but daydreams banishing sleep

Of a dance in the dark and a touch on the cheek

This fool beating heart will twist her awake

While yearnings prick sweeter than all she could make

An eyeful of stars to corner her dreams

Her innermost faults, her innermost seams





Of flowers past

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Where light my darling coming

Through the white Queen’s lace and fetters

I see her love of shoot and sprig

Of loosestrife even as asters

Her mouth a bow of girlish charm

And her hands everywhere trailing

So she was many summers past

And so now I briefly see her

Better cast in my adoration

Than in all the sun’s rayed splendour


Elizabeth Cook, 2017

Image from Karen Margulis