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Deep Field

Photographed in December 1995 by the Hubble Space
Telescope with an exposure time of eleven days,
showing the 'deepest-ever' view of the universe.


He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them
all by their names
: tutti-frutti, Cimabue, bracelets
of Cartier, chock full o'Giotto spilled
onto a black sky like Jujubes
during a matinee. Anna-Eva Bergman
painted Earth Seen from the MoonGrand
rond
but broken light
upon the depth of the unspoken
, then all music
played on the terraces of the audiences
of the moon
streams from the violinobituSo I can be far from
glad in remembering myself
to have been glad, and far
from sad when I recall my past
sadness
, as in the descent
into descant or chant, the Latin
canere


Angie Estes

Poetry London

Summer 2014


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