Midsummer Triad



At-tayr, Dheneb, Waqi’

Immemorial names

Sailing on the routes of Night.


At-tayr, the Eagle soars

spiraling in torpid darkness

Never alighting

On the edge of Night.


Dheneb is the effulgent tail

Of some straying Pleiad

On the shores of Night.


Waqi’, the Eagle descends

Plunging at last

Before sleep steals

The silent gulf of Night.