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Pastoral

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—

Credit


Copyright © 2015 by David Baker. Used with permission of the author. “Pastoral” originally appeared in T Magazine.

Author


David Baker

David Baker was born in Bangor, Maine, on December 27, 1954. 

Date Published: 2015-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/pastoral-2