Stargazy pie is a Cornish dish made of baked pilchards, along with eggs and potatoes, covered with a pastry crust. Although there are a few variations with different fish being used, the unique feature of stargazy pie is fish heads protruding through the crust, so that they appear to be gazing skyward. Wikipedia


Thinking of LG's
Memory of a Lunar Nocturn
while cleaning teeth
before going to bed
the first line
came to mind
Stargazy Pie



And if there were no Moon or Stars

to dress the World in Astral powers

No heavenly music of the Spheres

No Poesy to draw from words

No Venus borne from

out the Seas

Would love still

come with joy and fear

to reconcile the mortal hour

Ars Amoris then find no gain

or War smite less for lack of Mars,

unchaste the swain without Selene.

If in a world of tears and pain

No night bejewelled met searching gaze

what Oracled Fates might fall upon

the blinded mole and tunneled worm.