Empires crack
                           the snake renews itself
green and mighty spring returns.


The sea made noise all night,
 mountains of water falling on the harbour;
 I went to look in the morning,
 the confused messages flooding the horizon
and the light changing depth;
 here we sit like birds in the wilderness.


I am alive on Cape Sublime,
the sea and mountains blend in song
this place was once called Pephnos

Around the tower and into the deep,
mistress of many voices
walked into the water

Out of the shining I saw her then
keeper of the chambered sea,
white goddess who saved me

Here there is no shadow
in the sky, no authority
rising to dull the lens of light

here I am, this way boy,
swim to me, into my arms