Thank You

Easter 2020, Orthodox : መልካም ፋሲካ 

 

 

Ross Gay, American born 1974

 

 

 

Thank You

 

 

 

If you find yourself half naked

and barefoot in the frosty grass, hearing,

again, the earth’s great, sonorous moan that says

you are the air of the now and gone, that says

all you love will turn to dust,

and will meet you there,  do not

raise your fist. Do not raise

your small voice against it. And do not

take cover. Instead, curl your toes

into the grass, watch the cloud

ascending from your lips. Walk

through the garden’s dormant splendor.

Say only, thank you.

Thank you.

 

 

DSC08788Daffodil beds,  Winterthur, Delaware, March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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