In a galaxy far away, where history could be a blur,
There dwelled another us, in another lifetime.
There, the heart had pined and grief had overwhelmed
When solitude and loneliness had raced.
None won; the Lord smiled.
The heart banged, the tears crystallised.
Spread out before He who sent them,
Questions flowed, unrequited.
Then one fine summer night, the air by the beach lifted;
The sea left its salt on the doorstep, and the birds peaked from their golden nests.
Transcendence had seemed intangible –
But only long, long ago, in times almost forgotten.
What now – what of this midsummer night’s dream?
The sundial beckons to the one who will listen;
Conquer the lost battle of an inertial valentine.
And then we shall laugh with our eyes and twirl in happy circles
Because a billion kilometres away, up high in the sky,
The stars are twinkling and the fairies are humming,
“And which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?”