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A Handful of Thyme by May Sarton

“What are you doingNow the end is not far?Remembering? Ruing?”“No rue, my dear.” “Are you still seeding?”“Now and then I do.”“You are frail for weeding,And the weeds grow.” “Yes, the weeds flourish.Too brief the hoursWhen I can still nourishPoems or … Continue reading

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Leaves before the Wind by May Sarton

We have walked, looked at the actual trees: The chestnut leaves wide-open like a hand, The beech leaves bronzing under every breeze, We have felt flowing through our knees As if we were the wind. We have sat silent when … Continue reading

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