By Eavan Boland
Things are getting ready
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
Apples sweeten in the dark.
from "In a Time of Violence", 1994
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, NY
I shared this poem with a friend last week. It was the first poem I'd ever read by Eavan Boland and I fell instantly in love with her poetry. It's a great day when you discover a new poet. This moment is all we have, so cherish it. It's what I'm trying to do.
Love & Blessings,
"What saves a (wo)man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière