with these trees, marshes, deserts,
grasses, rivers and seas
and so on. And the moon is really something
in its circuits
of relative radiance. Include
the wingèd M, voluptuous
Venus, hotheaded Mars, that lucky devil
J and cranky Saturn, of course, plus
U and N and the wanderer P, in short
the whole solar family, complete with its
Milky Way, and count up all the other
systems with dots and spots and in
that endless emptiness what you've got
is a commotion of you-know-what. It's a beautiful
universe, you said, just take a good look
through the desert's dark glasses
for instance or on your back
in seas of grass, take a good look
at the deluge of that Rorschach - we're standing out there
- Light-years by Hester Knibbe, translated by Jacquelyn Pope
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