cool enough (to warm)

like the flitting
of a butterfly

or dandelion
in a breeze

how can you catch
such a thing

would you claim it
even if
you could

I was stilled
by a fall
of moonlight

cool enough
to warm me
from inside

I did not see
the moon

not at all

but a glow
that changed . . .

the darkness

the night

the objects
that I use
for their fit purpose
every day

an installation

everything suspended
into still

through the doors
a cathedral hall

into silence
silver cool
and yellow warm

the taste
of this night
is a sweet thing


Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon . . .

“Silver” by Walter de la Mare (1913)

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