When your eyes pause on the ball
That hangs on the third branch from a star
You remember why it is dark
And why it gets light again...

The Earth (like the heart)
Slopes in its seat
And like that it travels along an elliptical path
Drawn into the darkness...

An unpolished pearl in sky-black palm of hand
Flickering sun-flame...

And then you remember
That you yourself are a light-bearer
Receiving radiance from others...

Flickering sun-flame
Unpolished pearl
In a palm of hand...