A Happy Birthday

from Moon Games by Laurent Laveder

This evening, I sat by an open window
and read till the light was gone and the book
was no more than a part of the darkness.
I could have easily switched on a lamp,
but I wanted to ride this day down into night,
to sit alone and smooth the unreadable page
with the pale gray ghost of my hand.

~Ted Kooser from Delights and Shadows


Gary's third pottery blog said...

big congrats to YOU...and Soub :)

red dirt girl said...

Oh thank you so much, Gary! It has been an 'awesome' year for me <3


Dave Renfro said...

Love this!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

That's really nice. Thank you. And congratulations.

red dirt girl said...

I love this, too. So Ted is not a total wash. And you guys are sweet, but please stop congratulating me. You know, I'm just living life like everyone else.