Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Today -



Steve and I had talked of a driving trip to celebrate his 60th birthday next week.   We have now decided it will be an overnight in Monterey, rather than a journey down to Joshua Tree.   Here is a photo of Joshua Tree to fill that niche...


Here is a poem by Jane Kenyon......    She died relatively young, her husband, Donald Hall, by her side.  I was reading his poem on her death this morning, and so post this one by Jane.....

I'm feeling such appreciation for live, love, and health this morning.   May we all be well, at peace, and free from suffering......


Otherwise

Jane Kenyon

I got out of bed
on two strong legs.
It might have been
otherwise. I ate
cereal, sweet
milk, ripe, flawless
peach. It might
have been otherwise.
I took the dog uphill
to the birch wood.
All morning I did
the work I love.

At noon I lay down
with my mate. It might
have been otherwise.
We ate dinner together
at a table with silver
candlesticks. It might
have been otherwise.
I slept in a bed
in a room with paintings
on the walls, and
planned another day
just like this day.
But one day, I know,
it will be otherwise.

 

from Otherwise, 1996
Graywolf Press, St. Paul, Minn.

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