The Filigree of Life



The Filigree of Life




Engraved in the midnight sky

The stars and planets

Outline the universe

Projecting the future

Onto the darkened screen of night

Millennia of patterns

Recorded by history

As the boundaries reshape the zodiac

Forecasting evolution

As light-years draft schematics

Of time past and time to be told

Stories in a melting pot

Of liquid iron

Molded into bars like a skeleton

To be wrought by a blacksmith

Into the filigree of life



Bruce Levine


Bruce Levine has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. A 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, a 2021 Spillwords Press Awards winner, the Featured Writer in WestWard Quarterly Summer 2021 and his bio is featured in Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020.” Bruce has over three hundred works published on over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Spillwords, The Drabble; in over seventy print books including Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal; Halcyon Days and Founder’s Favourites (on-line and print) and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. A native Manhattanite, Bruce now lives and writes in Maine. Visit him at



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