Paul Waring, Fishing for Stars

Fishing for Stars

She appears at water’s edge
as ink-thick night
blacks out sea of sky

drawn back to steer
into body of space
that breathes in rhythm

with tides; takes her cue
from stare of moon,
casts line of lens

as bait to catch light
and fishes for stars
with the hook of her eye.

Paul Waring is a retired clinical psychologist from Wirral, UK. His poems have been widely published in print journals and webzines including Prole, Strix, Atrium, Amaryllis and The High Window. He was runner-up in the 2019 Yaffle Prize, commended in the 2019 Welshpool Poetry Competition, and has published a pamphlet, Quotidian (Yaffle Press, 2019). Find his blog here.

This poem appeared in Riggwelter in 2018.

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