The blue echoes the sun’s bronze gong,
Rings in the round dance of the hours;
Heliotropes and sunflowers,
Purple and blue, play tagalong
In resonance the whole day long,
And lesser arcs of groves and bowers
Give shelter from the summer showers
And noon’s strokes when they beat so strong.
Now every day you rise with me,
My tutelary deity
Aurora, brushing back the night
In swathes of indigo and bice
Like plumes of birds of paradise,
With rosy fingers, my first light.