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Coming Home at Twilight in Late Summer

September 10th, 2014

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We turned into the drive,
and gravel flew up from the tires
like sparks from a fire. So much
to be done—the unpacking, the mail
and papers … the grass needed mowing ….
We climbed stiffly out of the car.
The shut-off engine ticked as it cooled.

And then we noticed the pear tree,
the limbs so heavy with fruit
they nearly touched the ground.
We went out to the meadow; our steps
made black holes in the grass;
and we each took a pear,
and ate, and were grateful.

~ Jane Kenyon

One Response to “Coming Home at Twilight in Late Summer”

  1. Beautiful, one of those magical moments when you just drop the bustling world and instead by choice walk away carefree enjoy the earth and all it can give. 🙂 Loverly thanks.

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