Baikal of the Kurykans lies cold beneath the canopy of stars;
water reflecting sky, ancient watchers bearing the crescent
moon in a boat, the breastbone of the earth cloven deep
beneath the pale and stellate glory of the Milky Way.
Cronus of the Greeks consumes his children, ruling the outer planets
from the depths of Tartarus, among the gods and titans.
The lakes of Titan are cold, and absent water reflect only black.