GALACTIC LOVE POEM, By Adrian Henri

From "Scanning the Century," edited by Peter Forbes (Penguin: 596 pp.,$22.95 paper)

For Susan

Warm your feet at the sunset

Before we go to bed

Read your book by the light of Orion

With Sirius guarding your head

Then reach out and switch off the planets

We'll watch them go out one by one

You kiss me and tell me you love me

By the light of the last setting sun

We'll both be up early tomorrow

A new universe has begun.

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