A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature
. “I listen to Stella by Starlight and shiver deep in a nameless place.” - Gary Lemons Side tracked, hijacked, The words unnecessary, but Each syncopated Lyric, each luscious Lament Added up Brazen, words seemed, muddying perfection. Yet Suppose those lyrics meant something To somebody? A melody Reinterpreted, Lit up. It started out like we did: wordless. Gained momentum. Hurtled into starlight. The words, the music. The two of us. -- Author's Note: Stella by Starlight was written by Victor Young as an instrumental for the 1944 film, The Uninvited (Paramount Pictures). Ned Washington added the lyrics in 1946. Poem and image copyright 2020 Alexis Rhone Fancher.