Atrophil and Stella

(For Phillip Sidney)


His name was Astrophil,

Which meant star-lover,

And he had fallen for a girl,

Whose name was Stella,

The word for star.


If the universes had twisted,

And the cosmos rearranged,

Then maybe things would have,

Turned out differently.


He was named Atrophil,

And she was named Stella.


So Stella,

Was the star of love.

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