Here at the center of a field of green
leaves waving center of a grief I can’t
see far enough to tell how it will ease
it will not ease it goes on and on now
as yours does in sunlight and in rain
holding hands with her in the last minutes
sky so vast hear the wheat roar—
Copyright © 2015 by David Baker. Used with permission of the author. “Pastoral” originally appeared in T Magazine.
David Baker was born in Bangor, Maine, on December 27, 1954.
Date Published: 2015-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/pastoral-2