Wednesday, January 9, 2013

David Budbill: "Winter: Tonight: Sunset"

Tonight at sunset walking on the snowy road,
my shoes crunching on the frozen gravel, first

through the woods, then out into the open fields
past a couple of trailers and some pickup trucks, I stop

and look at the sky. Suddenly: orange, red, pink, blue,
green, purple, yellow, gray, all at once and everywhere.

I pause in this moment at the beginning of my old age
and I say a prayer of gratitude for getting to this evening

a prayer for being here, today, now, alive
in this life, in this evening, under this sky.

"Winter: Tonight: Sunset" by David Budbill, from While We've Still Got Feet. © Copper Canyon Press,  2005.

Photographic credit: Unknown.

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