Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Glimpse from “The Green Hat”

There is not much sky in London;
but that little   smiled on us
                                           with a faint load of stars,
and  somewhere behind the roofs
                           there might be hanging       a moon . . .

[from Michael Arlen’s novel of 1924;  re-typeset for effect.]

Later in the book,
 an even dimmer glimpse --
 this time, a monostich :]

 the unclouded darkness   pinned with faint stars

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