Elizabeth Bishop reads her poem Late Air
by Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)
From a magician's midnight sleeve
distribute all their love-songs
over the dew-wet lawns.
And like a fortune-teller's
their marrow-piercing guesses are whatever you believe.
But on the Navy Yard aerial I find
for love on summer nights.
Five remote red lights
keep their nests there; Phoenixes
burning quietly, where the dew cannot climb.