Sidereal

Sidereal

This morning
light dusting
of snow from
the ice-blue sky

Black crows
passing to and fro
over the roofs

out in one of
the insignificant
suburbs
of the Milky Way

John Lyons

Lovedust

Lovedust

Molecules of dust
         tiny floating particles
specs of nanodust organized
         and clustered
in ever greater complexes
         sidereal dust driven
on boundless waves of energy
         through an apparent
cosmic emptiness
         stardust that next appears
in the full-throated song of the robin
         and the nightingale
in all that flowers in woodlands
         and in our gardens
the dust of stars
         transformed into words
on the page
         and in our ear
that is present
         in every gesture
in every rhythm
         the entire universe
an expression of itself
         call it purpose
call it direction
         call it lovedust

John Lyons