“Year’s End” by Ted Kooser … with audio and text from NPR

Ted Kooser

Year’s End

Now the seasons are closing their files
on each of us, the heavy drawers
full of certificates rolling back
into the tree trunks, a few old papers
flocking away. Someone we loved
has fallen from our thoughts,
making a little, glittering splash
like a bicycle pushed by a breeze.
Otherwise, not much has happened;
we fell in love again, finding
that one red feather on the wind.

 
~

Kooser on NPR – “End-of-Year Reflections from Ted Kooser” – by Melissa Block.  With audio and text.

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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on December 31, 2011.

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