• falling back

    by  • November 6, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    what we saved in daylight
    by falling back appears

    to be nothing more than
    the stealing of afternoon

    light to shore up the dawn
    the babies and chickens

    aren’t fooled even though
    the days roll by like

    an old tire out of round
    we think we have fixed

    something and can’t see
    what we lost in exchange

    the antique glow of
    autumn evening light

    turns time into a thin place
    etches memories on the glass

    of our fragile finitude
    we shall not be here long

    and yet — we spend time
    turning back the clock





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    2 Responses to falling back

    1. Ann Deupree
      November 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      an extra hour of
      sleep brought me

      to Pilgrim UCC

    2. Rosemary Hyde
      November 7, 2012 at 2:48 am

      Ann, I like your additonal verses in response to Milton’s ending — a nice point/ counterpoint.
      :- ))

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