Asleep in the Arms of Mother Night

By Andrew Joron


[Editor's note: Many thanks to Andrew Joron for giving us permission to reprint his work for a limited time in conjunction with Greg Beatty's "Reading the Rhysling." That time, unfortunately, has elapsed. You may find this poem in The Alchemy of Stars.]

Andrew Joron won the 1978 Short Poem Rhysling Award for "Asleep in the Arms of Mother Night," which, along with all other Rhysling winners from 1978 through 2004, can be found in The Alchemy of Stars.