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Nash, Edith / Practice the here and now: selected writings of Edith Nash
(2001)

Nash, Edith
Changes,   p. 37


Page 37

Changes  37
Turn, turn into the river.
Trees up-ended in the still water.
Our house wraps around me, warm or cool.
My stiff self loosens; turns into movement.
New friends come; old ones die, one or two
And sometimes more. Babies are born.
Papers float into the wind; mine, Philleo's.
Deer bed down in my prairie.
New thoughts whirl; I write them down.
Birds crash into windows.
Leaves tremble and flutter
Waiting for the long sleep,
Make their way down.
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