Take a seat, you are now in the village square. Enjoy!
Portrait of an Astronomer Observing the Night Sky from St. Catherine’s, Sinai

      Iskandar Haggarty’s exclusively stylistic poem sheds light into the known and the unknown, questioning their effect on human feelings and nature.    perhaps it’s Salah El Din and perhaps not. perhaps the king Ptolemy and the scholar Ptolemy were brothers.       perhaps the mother of the night sky sheds her silken dress like comets falling as letters, inscribing lovelorn dunes. perhaps   the astronomer asks questions he’s not supposed to ask. perhaps the astronomer falls…

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