Poetry

Victoria Field: Gifts

Gifts after Czeslaw Milosz   A day of pilgrimage. The rain’s held at bay and I’ve entered sacred spaces. Vast candles of blossom lit up the chestnut tree. It’s all the light I need. The rosary walk hums with prayers. Whatever the saint suffered, he’s now at peace. I’ve walked through yet another day of my life. I know my body is mortal and I can’t live here forever. As I stand, the wide red mouth of the shrine calls to me.   A day so wonderful. The geese gather under my bench. I sit and write. Two mallards land…

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