Clouds curdle round it, crack open, let it through.
Radiance shades by cloudshapes; fat fruit
of incandescence; sphere of peeled silver. I wonder

what living by such light would be: soft
collusion of moonshine with grey gables; walls
in a whitewashed trance; argentine grass; twigs

limned in pewter. Ambition and rage all faded
from the air, the air subdued to a new sense
of self, something intimate and sure about the way

it whispers subtle truths neighbour to neighbour–
or how its ashen luminescence slides inside things
so they shed the cinder skin of what goes on

day by day in daylight, and start breathing.