Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eavan Boland: "This Moment"

A neighbourhood.
At dusk.

Things are getting ready
to happen
out of sight.

Stars and moths.
And rinds slanting around fruit.

But not yet.

One tree is black.
One window is yellow as butter.

A woman leans down to catch a child
who has run into her arms
this moment.

Stars rise.
Moths flutter.
Apples sweeten in the dark.

"This Moment" by Eavan Boland, from In a Time of Violence: Poems. © W. W. Norton & Company, 1994.

Photography credit: "Light in the Window," by unknown photographer (broken image link; originally color).

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