Untitled (from Winnows)

noon sun
pauses at a sky-light –
hollow of a tree

stars just out
a cosy fireside chat
with the universe

the same garden
near close of day – painted
by wind and shadows

Winnowed from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, or The Whale
Chapter xxxiv – the cabin-table
Chapter xxxv – the mast-head
Chapter xxxvi – the quarter-deck