Friday Poem: Two Beacons

Two lights gleam equally across the snow
The traveller hesitates which way to go . . .
One is a cottage lamp; the other ray
A world four hundred million miles away.

 by Theodore Stephanides, who should be familiar to all who love Gerald Durrell‘s “My Family and other Animals”. Theodore was a polymath—-both Doctor and aquatic biologist, and he wrote wonderful poetry.

12 thoughts on “Friday Poem: Two Beacons

        1. At the time, they had just moved the orang utans to a new enclosure. They left the old cage empty and you could go in. We were with friends and started playing on the swings and lying on the sleeping platform. Then we realised we had an audience on the other side of the bars!

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