Zodiacal Light: A Dialogue
To see it, you look to the north
but you must not be in the north.
How can I see it then?
You must take a long drive south.
How early must I rise?
Before early light, when stars yet gleam.
Which part of the sky to study?
Learn the horizon, your planet’s curve.
The description spoke of a pyramid shape—
can I expect that?
You will see dust shimmer, rise, drift.
Golden particles, astral pollen.
Could I begin driving tonight?
You will find impediments—weather, blockades.
What can I do to circumvent those?
You way will be longer, a season’s detour.
Must I give up a whole year in the wait?
Sometimes a year is the least particle.
Eyewitnesses agree: a soft glow, unearthly.
Can the last word be right? did you listen well?
I believe in the holy name, the journey long
and good. These are not the northern lights—
they are something else, entirely.
And for this I have waited, these many years?