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Poetry and Loss
Friday Poetry Reading
I hope you enjoy these Friday recordings from Healing Circles Langley’s weekly “Poetry for Uncertain Times” a virtual gathering which begins with a twenty to thirty minute poetry reading followed by sharing. For more information visit www.healingcircleslangley.com.
The End of Summer 2020
The trees are unaware of our dread of winter’s isolation.
Warm air behind mist to incoming chill from the sea.
With covered smiles we have not touched each other.
Though greeted the runner in front of the house
Nodded to the post man whose job is at stake
If there is a Lord God, what might she say?
Go out and buy for yourself, and for someone else,
A coat stuffed with goose down, hat and gloves,
Include silk underwear, for others too.
As winter approaches
Your ally is the parks, rails to trails
and local walks.
Set up on your balconies a small
Heat source to look at the moon’s
Lack of preference
Then be businesslike
Call for a convention of wild
Animals so you can listen to their sorrow.
Ask forgiveness for history.
If you don’t know what you are here for
Sleep on the edge of the sea and let it
Breath for you.
One day you will be able
to kiss again it will be
Different, pain purifies the heart
to kiss without ulterior force.
The end of summer is the new election.
Let the wind enter the garden with a ballot
As apples and pears drop into your hand.
Holding their ripeness, their willingness to let go
Their desire to nourish, is all the politics you need.