This poem is taken from Stand 236, 20(4) December 2022 - February 2023.

Isabelle Thompson Three Poems

          ‘I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.’
                                                                                                                                   – Professor Stephen Hawking, 2016


For six years he leapt over and again
into the dingy bowels of God. Celestial light,
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