angelica the doorkeeper

The falcon soars
The town's gates are even higher

Angelica's their doorkeeper
She's wound the sun round her head
She's tied the moon round her waist

She's hung herself with stars.

Translated from Serbian by Anne Pennington (and included in one of my favorite anthologies).

Image: detail from Jane, Class of '44, No. 20 by Amanda Blake. Her watchful face is close to how I imagine Angelica looks.