nothing new under the sun they say nothing new under the sun said it and done it before it’s all done nothing new under the sun wedges of sand in strange shapes that shift blocks and towers that move gone in a puff an illusion they made shape-shifting a gift that they gave meanings and forms in a desert no more deserted and turned by a tide disappeared into nothing at once vapour where solid had pride abstractions approved in a dream that we live disproved on waking we see visions all seen and all lived before nothing new there to be nothing new under the sun it was writ all of it written before in life as in dreams the desert has drowned invisible landscape no shore