Samstag, 8. Februar 2020

Night Sky


A thatched cottage surrounded by a starlit sky on Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway as another week comes to an end.

Bíodh deireadh seachtaine iontach agaibh.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
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Night Sky
A poem by Catherine Phil MacCarthy 

Paint at night those
stars in a frosty sky,
one brighter than another.

Sirius, Orion, Great Bear.
accustom eyes to deepest pitch
that delivers the Milky Way.

The more it’s scanned,
this sprawl grows fathomless.
Too late to catch low in the south –

as if the sound made
walking the lane just now
frightened it away –

a star falling and seconds later
another, lit trajectory
scorching headlong

over the western rim.
Yet, up above the heavens are
crammed with constellations like

so many freckles jostling for place.
Could it be some night
we are not there,

gone without trace,
planet earth, an empty house
as the face of night prevails,

unforeseen and certain
from the beginning
as only death is?

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