Santillana del Mar, Cantábria, España

vendredi 3 octobre 2014


The rolling rumble
choked my lungs.
Through the glass pane,
the sky lit up,
a wave of white light.

The stars were thinking
beyond cloudless heavens.
No air seeped through
the barricade of shutters.
No reprieve from damp heat.

The downpour came and went.
And when darting daytime broke
only sparse puddles
circled the house,
had settled on the bench and chairs.

2 commentaires:

  1. What a beautiful poem, Susan! Love it :-) 'the stars were thinking' that's brilliant!!

  2. thank you Yvette. I've always loved looking at the stars and thinking so they kind of go together somehow. And I wonder if there are minds thinking not so far away and if their thoughts could be intelligible to us ! What is the Maori take on the stars ?