“Night sky, whose mind are you? The stars, the stars are inside our heads.” L. S. Asekoff, “The Gate of Horn.” 15 Sep, 2008 The New Yorker. 58-59. This is a really amazing poem, but I wondered if those two specific lines were a quote or reference to another poem. I Googled them and found no answer, but I did find this interesting little blog, which also quoted the poem. Amanuensis –noun. A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.