Black Pearls

Black Pearls

light breaks
around the edges
a polished emptiness

the maculate moon
reflects sunlight

the pupil
grows fat around nothing
an imitation

© Martin Porter 2014

Black Pearls is a poem written just prior to a voyage through French Polynesia and in anticipation of a sequence of two eclipses, one lunar, one solar. Combining these events, together with the action of seeing, produced a surprisingly concise poem of three events, three stanzas each of three lines from three perspectives (phenomena, perception, detection).

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