Sunday Jun 23

ChristopherNicholas creditConstanceChristopher Nicholas Christopher is the author of nine books of poems, most recently, Crossing the Equator: New & Selected Poems and On Jupiter Place; seven novels, including A Trip to the Stars and Tiger Rag; and a book about film noir, Somewhere in the Night. He lives in New York City.

On Naxos

Aside from the moon
just risen behind the mountains
there is the lamp in the corner
the lighthouse at the end of the promontory
and beneath the parapet
the girl with the flashlight
who has been lost for many years
searching for the marble
steps that lead up from the sea

photo by Constance Christopher