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No Point in Staying Up Longer by David Brooks


No point in staying up longer,
thoughts all sad and astray,
the Six Beautiful Sisters
sound asleep long ago,
and the seventh away, Orion
gone off with his goats somewhere
and the Great Bear sleeping,
Castor and Pollux and Aldebaran
so far up in the mountains now
no-one is calling them home.

Source: The ABC Book of Australian Poetry: a treasury for young people compiled by Libby Hathorn (ABC Books 2010)