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   Jacket 31 — October 2006        link Jacket 31 Contents page        link Jacket Homepage

Jeffrey Yang

Bedsong for A

after Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006)

So put your nightface on
your sleepface, your roundface
it’s time to change places
little moonface, unknowing
cloudface the Dark Night surrounds
you, grows
for your peaceface, silent
song sun-wake
milkglow Guanyinface grace
note to note calm
daytrace: so long, so long…