Night in Manoa Valley
This could be our secret topography:
the way the white ginger dared us
to look from grandmothers porch to see
night in Manoa ValleyCassiopeia
above the banyan tree, Andromeda
and Cepheus; the milky ribbons
of stars at 21°, and the enormity
of the moons tropic flare.
It was night in the Manoa Valley
but we were so young, so unaware
of the fragrant stars freely
blooming along the fence there,
with night in the Manoa Valley.
Susan Kelly-DeWitt | Mudlark No. 33
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