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those who claim to have found it "

after André Gide

Solstice Blessings!

June 21st, 2017

Alexander Lauterbach

A Poem for the Solstice…

The Arrival of the Past

You wake wanting the dream
you left behind in sleep,
water washing through everything,
clearing away sediment
of years, uncovering the lost
and forgotten. You hear the sun
breaking on cold grass,
on eaves, on stone steps
outside. You see light
igniting sparks of dust
in the air. You feel for the first
time in years the world
electrified with morning.

You know something has changed
in the night, something you thought
gone from the world has come back:
shooting stars in the pasture,
sleeping beneath a field
of daisies, wisteria climbing
over fences, houses, trees.

This is a place that smells
like childhood and old age.
It is a limb you swung from,
a field you go back to.
It is a part of whatever you do.

~ Scott Owens

7 Responses to “Solstice Blessings!”

  1. At The Turning of the Year –
    Reflect on the past –
    Live in the Present –
    Hope for the future.

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