Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Morning Reading: "you violate the past"

To My Daughter in a Red Coat
by Anne Stevenson

Late October. It is afternoon.
My daughter and I walk through the leaf-strewn
Corridors of the park
In the light and the dark
Of the elms' thin arches.

Around us brown leaves fall and spread.
Small winds stir the minor dead.
Dust powders the air.
Those shrivelled women stare.
At us from their cold benches.

Child, your mittens tug your sleeves.
They lick your drumming feet, the leaves.
You come so fast, so fast.
You violate the past,
My daughter, as your coat dances.



Lou said...
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Lou said...

Sorry, that was me.

I always love to see photos of your boy!

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