Thursday, October 10, 2013

Poetry Friday: This Moment



It's Thursday night, and I'm thinking about Poetry Friday.

Just outside, with the dog, and the wind, and the too-lusciously mild-for-October weather.

This moment. Perfect.

This Moment
by Eavan Boland

A neighbourhood.
At dusk.

Things are getting ready
to happen
out of sight.

(Read the whole thing here, at The Writer's Almanac.) 

The round up is being hosted this week by the ever delightful Laura Purdie Salas.

10 comments:

Liz Steinglass said...

I loved the bit you posted and felt that was enough but then I followed the link and read the rest and wow. Thank you for sharing this.

Andromeda Jazmon Sibley said...

"Apples sweeten in the dark. "

sigh

jama said...

Yes, what Andi said -- that last line.

This season gives us such perfect nights, perfect moments.

Buffy Silverman said...

Love the way this poem collects all these night-time happenings, especially "apples sweeten in the dark." Thanks for sharing it.

tanita♥davis said...

What is even MORE apropos to me is that this poem is from a collection called In a Time of Violence.

A moment's grace, in a time of disgracefulness. A moment's pax, in a time of storm.

Amen.

laurasalas said...

Stunning. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

A lovely poem full of rich visuals - butter yellow window, for instance.

Tabatha said...

Beautiful.

Mary Lee said...

Yes, I noticed what Tanita did -- that this poem comes from IN A TIME OF VIOLENCE. Ironic. Apropos.

Ruth said...

Perfect. I love the things happening out of sight.