Under the stars
Take off your coat, girl
Leave it by the stairs
Pick up the telephone.
There’s a star outside
And the moonlight falls
On the apple tree.
She stands and watches Venus rise
And from another street a baby cries
But everything will be all right.
And we can see her face
Disappear into the night’s strange patterns
From the window of a train
We see her dancing barefoot in the summer rain.
Another face another time
Turns peacefully into the fading mackerel sky
But something ancient in her eyes
Says everything will be all right.
I hear the milk-float coming down the terrace now
The fat man in the corner house
Is shaving in his dressing gown
A girl stands in a garden
And starlings swoop above the town.
Then everything moves out of sight
In darkness deeper than the darkest night
We hear the heart that comes to life
And everything will be all right.
[ And Also The Trees, Under the stars, S.H. Jones / AATT, (Listen to) the rag and bone man, 2007 ]