The Auspex Sings to Rigel Kent

it is addressed thusly:
A vision.
it reads:
Rigel Kent, that hoof that grinds down
Did in brightness come the boar
To root out and cast down
The stars forevermore?

Did Wormwood come and stain the sea
In absinthe-sickness make folly
With flood carry man and flea
In its destined volley?

Did at last shatter the dome of the sky
With the broad face of the moon
The hunter the whale espy
New in everlasting noon?

Did the sun fuming, rage out like a coal
Whose heat makes live and dead
Who ignore invincible Sol
With bitterness well-fed?

Did heaven and earth end in a breath
Rigel Kent, before a throne of light
Crowded out with life and death
Eternal day, eternal night?


  1. If I had a bucket list, one of the items would be spending the night on a mountain in New Zealand under the Southern Cross.

    1. Truly. The starry host is something to see!


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