Mirrorings and folds
The great Atlantic shoals of herring
are able to reflect light
like a sudden gleam of silver
against the underside of the clouds
The silver cloud of fish
just under the surface of the sea
becomes a mirror of the sky’s low clouds.
Traditional Dutch fishermen
saw it and learnt how to follow the shoals
through their reflection in the clouds.
An agitated light that moves
from one place to the next.
And someone asleep wakes up far too early,
And sees at this instant something silver
spreading towards wakefulness’ heavy clouds.