Cosmic Disco

waltzing-with-moon-ocean –
Everything in purposeful motion
like the lifting lark
or the swirls of Saturn

Even the far-away stars
on the dance-floor of infinity –
grouping and regrouping
into new constellations.
O see them
under the shifting disco
of the inter-galactic lights –

The gravitational boys
in their shimmering shirts.
The orbiting girls
in their luminous glad-rags –
within magnetic reach of their rotating handbags.

Copyright: from Cosmic Disco (Frances Lincoln Books, 2013), © Grace Nichols 2013, used by permission of the author

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Grace’s poems are full of the sounds and stories of Guyana, the Caribbean country where she was born and grew up, often drawing on its ...

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