When we kiss
the stars fall sparkling to your skin
and sapphires glisten in your eyes
where love sighs.

When we embrace
heaven shakes open skies of blue daisies
in meadows by silken streams
where love dreams.

When we fall
a bird of paradise brushes bright colours
against glass on dazed sheets
where love sleeps.

Pavlos Andronikos

Published in Antipodes 17 (Aug. 1984), 23.