It was as though the sky
had silently kissed the earth,
so that it now had to dream of sky
in shimmers of flowers.
The air went through the fields,
the corn-ears leaned heavy down
the woods swished softly—
so clear with stars was the night
And my soul stretched
its wings out wide,
flew through the silent lands
as though it were flying home.
This hand-carved woodblock print was inspired by the sun, moon, and stars of the Flammarion engraving, which first appeared in an 1888 book on meteorology.