Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lynn Martin: "Under the Walnut Tree"

When I face what has left my life,
         I bow.  I walk outside into the cold,
                  rain nesting in my hair.
        All the houses near me
have their lights on.  Somewhere,
                  there is a deep listening.
         I stand in the dark for a long time
        under the walnut tree, unable
                   to tell anyone, not even the night,
         what I know.  I feel the darkness
                   rush towards me, and I open my arms.

"Under the Walnut Tree" by Lynn Martin, from Blue Bowl. © Blue Begonia Press, 2000.

Image credit: Unknown (originally color).


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