That Dark Light that Falls From the Stars

Anselm Kiefer, cette obscure clarté qui tombe des étoiles, 1996

Anselm Kiefer, cette obscure clarté qui tombe des étoiles, 1996

That dark light

that falls from the stars

Such an inverse 

of static

like ash fallen from aether

upon a tangled sea

 

These German landscapes

they could be Kansas

after all

With such tidy rows

that swallow

and spit us out 

in nanoscale

to prove truth in our trivial

 

That dark light

that falls from the stars

Hums a cicada song

or is it a drone of telegraph wire 

upon the plain

where sunflowers grow

and brush fires efface all

for new