Saturday 15 May 2021

Inspired on by the line “how time has ticked a heaven round the stars” from Dylan Thomas’s poem ‘The force that through the green fuse drives the flower’, I had my haiku medley featuring Galileo published in
Love The Words Anthology for Dylan Day 2021 (

Here is a revised version I tweeted. If you think it preferable to the version published, I’d be glad to know!

Eyeballing the sun

Galileo lost his sight

For truth, now all see


The light of reason

Till an unsolar wind blows

‘Alternative’ facts


Guttering candle

As encroaching darkness

Threatens extinction