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LIFE IN THE VAST LANE / Starpack

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'Cover-poem' for "Bells & Shadows" / Bowhammer Cymbalom Album / 1993

LIFE IN THE VAST LANE

Starpack

In time, nothing  
in no time, everything  
alive by the billion darkly:

we live beyond our means of understanding. . .

In no time, nothing;  
in time, everything  
aloof, soaring on ceremony

the magnitude of providence  
holds its peace like

breath withdrawn from ours  
life by life, death by death.

Somewhere in the legend of a map so deep  
that stars are lost in solid light  
do you know what a world expects of itself?  
do you know where the Earth ends tonight?  

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