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Celestial Simpatico

I recall — red Antares and Scorpio
flee westward from the centaur Archer;
while the waxing moon slices Yarrow
between the mountain and river

with its autumn equinox shadow.
Then Jupiter and Saturn shroud Sagittarius,
wash Deneb and Vega incognito,
and stars eastward to swift flying Pegasus

kneel and wane in celestial simpatico.
The insubstantial shadow castaway
by Vedder Mountain veils Yarrow's
weeping willows' passion play,

dancers in an eastern seraglio.
    — a gestalt evening, fifty years ago.

The Yarrow Newsletter, May 2015

Podcast: Celestial Sympatico

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