11
Mar
10

One of the loveliest things I’ve ever read.

Full Moon in Winter, by Jane Kenyon

Bare branches rise

and fall overhead.

The barn door bangs loose,

persistent as remorse

after anger and shouting.

 

Dogs bark across the pond.

The shadow of the house

appears on the crusted snow

like the idea of a house,

and my own shadow

 

lies down in the cold

at my feet, lunatic,

like someone tired

of living in a body,

needy and full of desire. . .

 

I especially like the pause after “and my own shadow” — wait a couple of beats; it changes everything.

When I read it the first dozen times I read that the barn door hangs loose, persistent as remorse; that worked too.

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1 Response to “One of the loveliest things I’ve ever read.”


  1. March 11, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    this is great.
    nicely done


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