I was considering your sunshiny affection and
my growing nitwittedness alongside our three
decent children and that screwy beagle all hemmed in
this crackerjack box house with the lush green grass
outside because of early August rain and the doves
that congregate on the neighbor’s roof each morning
to mourn and the way the train comes round our
little town’s bend in the evenings with its comforting
cyclops eye of light. I was considering all that,
as I seem to do these quickening days, and thought
Heaven has not anything to show more fair.

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  1. Sue on August 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    My day could not begin more full or fair than this.

  2. Ali on August 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    This was great. I LOVE the length of the first sentence. I love that as adults in the age of Internet we can publish writing that makes us happy – and there’s no English teacher to tell us off for long sentences, or starting a sentence with “but”!

  3. Diana Trautwein on August 17, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Tumbling, tumbling, just like my thoughts. Thank you for this resonance and this beauty.

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