This poem is from his collection Millennial Fables (Oxford University Press, £7.99.
Address To The Stars By Peter Porter
These points of light which metaphors debate Disclose a separation so extreme Infinity awakens from its dream, A tongue-tied horizontal figure eight.
Since they are unimaginable, we Invert them till they shine through inner space: Up close they act as gods whose laws replace Extrapolation with sublimity.
O stars encompassed by our measurements, Your integers show where belief may build And adding noughts until the chart is filled Exchange eternity for immanence.Reuse content