and then the scintillating starbeams spun
off aeons-distant suns a-glitter with
celestial nwyfre drawn from shimm’ring shores
of planets far away. wave upon wave,
oh, one continuous wave of flying radiance
crashing, quantum waves forever breaking,
myriad on a starlit gaian shore.
gaia consecrates this starry light
and in her awestruck goblet keeps it pure
within the limpid misted crystal ball,
her dew-bead eye, her lensing atmosphere,
her myriad micro-prisms splay all spectra.
in leaves of trees and fields of living grass
star-beam chemistry so fine and subtle
makes like sight the breaking of these waves
this rich continuous flow of speaking light.
sleek seals on rocky shores weave, yelp and yawn
in ecstacy, drunk with the star-beam flow
the air is filled with networked insect wings
lensing the filtered light to gaia’s mind.