Monday, November 25, 2013

Night Music

venus & jupiter align - digital art: ralph murre

Night Music
by Pat Tompkins

The quarter moon rests in telephone wires,
a twilight clef sign. Jupiter aligns
with Venus, sounding solo notes.
With the sun offstage, other stars emerge
playing the music of the spheres.

Windows open, a car passes
an airborne song. Radio waving,
I slow dance in the high school gym
fifteen again for an instant,
but that tune’s now light-years distant.

~ first published in Astropoetica