Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another Thanksgiving Day ... Thank You

photo: kps, autumn comes to our pond's edge
“I thank you God for this most
amazing day, for the leaping greenly
spirits of trees, and for the blue
dream of sky and for everything 
which is natural, which is infinite, 
which is yes.”
—e. e. cummings, poet


remembering Rosie

For years, it was like this:
a terrier through the window, barking,
the steps leading up, weathering grey,
all of them, arriving, as fog dissolved
to a wreath of ravens’ wings in blue sky,
and for awhile there’d be 25, maybe 40,
familiar bodies, crowding, as if another
cluster of mums on the deck,
ruddy faces, round and open, taking in
each other’s light, the gates
to her little yard, sagging further
on their hinges.

1 comment:

  1. That brings back such warm memories of all the Larks,LaFranchi's,Schulz's,Innocenti's and their kids and their kids kids and the great food and wine. The smiles and laughter and Rosie's voice rising above all others to communicate that her dinner was ready. Your words so beautiful with wonderful imagery.