Through water iridescent
Through darkness effervescent
Some never see the spreading sky
Some go and go and never by.
Stone laid out in range on range
that stared up at the newborn sky
has stretched out here at last to lie
miles beneath the world gone strange.
Earth, the universal grave,
here lies entombed in wave on wave.
But a star is too far:
of a body since dead;
Arrow of gold from an archer since fled;
from fire gone dark;
Prick in the night;
Merry distant torches alight,
lining the roads of an upside-down park.