To the Star and Back

Henry Vaughan


Galaxies over Mersey. I tune in.

The compass giddies, looks for him due south.


What ever 'tis, whose beauty here below

Attracts thee thus and makes thee stream and flow...


His immense idea, the sentience

of trees, stones, what a star might know of it.


I wait for return signals in the dark,

the airwaves crackling with activity –


full of plants, rocks, planets – listen across

Dee, Moel Famau down to Usk, then loud, clear:


These are the magnets which so strongly move

               And work all night upon thy light and love.


                 (From: Camera Obscura - Rockingham Press.)



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