• lenten journal: evensong

    by  • March 14, 2019 • lenten journal, poetry • 5 Comments


    these are the days when dusk
    feels indecisive, reluctant to
    bring the day to an end yet
    holding on for a few minutes
    more each evening, as though
    trying to make room for
    just one more thing.

    I love the long reach of
    the light, the fading fire that
    fills the horizon but I am
    ready for the night to come,
    I’m willing to give into to the
    warm blanket of darkness
    the world is pulling up.

    the tilt of the earth means
    night will be short-changed by
    whatever daylight is saving;
    I do look forward to planting
    and growing, to days as warm
    as a fresh tomato, but not yet;
    let it stay dark a little longer.



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    5 Responses to lenten journal: evensong

    1. Julie Hughens
      March 14, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      So beautiful. Yes to the dark.

    2. Kenneth Wood
      March 14, 2019 at 9:51 pm


    3. Leah King
      March 14, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Having just come inside after watching a glorious sunset, from the hill on which our son, John’s, ashes are scattered – I thank you.

    4. Margaret Dolbow
      March 15, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      This is a beautiful poem. We want spring and summer to come, but it has its edges, too. The house is warm and cozy now and the air conditioner is not screeching and whining.

    5. March 15, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      Yes …

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