Sunday, February 03, 2013

Palely Loitering

I used to watch the stars
wheel on their grand ecliptic, tethered
and dragged on the celestial rim:
the illusion of their movement
did not free them from it.

I used to watch the shadows
on your sleeping face, dream
chased by dream, and imagine
I could unbind
the knight from the mere.

1 comment:

marly youmans said...

Like that there is a parallel binding in the two stanzas, and yet the two stanzas are opposite light vs. dark.