Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

New York Times Today!

They title the op-ed page, "Closing Time," and offer a variety of poems.  I present a nibble, the shortest, and perhaps, most potent one.

In a Loaning
Seamus Heaney

Spoken for in autumn, recovered speech
Having its way again, I gave a cry:
“Not beechen green, but these shin-deep coffers
Of copper-fired leaves, these beech boles grey.”

Seamus Heaney, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in literature, is the author of the forthcoming “District and Circle.”

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