'Cover-poem' for "Bells & Shadows" / Bowhammer Cymbalom Album / 1993
LIFE IN THE VAST LANE
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breath withdrawn from ours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?