Author Topic: After Years  (Read 248 times)


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After Years
« on: January 01, 2018, 08:31:32 PM »

After Years

Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
the glittering face of a glacier
slid into the sea. An ancient oak
fell in the Cumberlands, holding only
a handful of leaves, and an old woman
scattering corn to her chickens looked up
for an instant. At the other side
of the galaxy, a star thirty-five times
the size of our own sun exploded
and vanished, leaving a small green spot
on the astronomer's retina
as he stood on the great open dome
of my heart with no one to tell.

—Ted Kooser


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Re: After Years
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 10:24:44 PM »
Wow! Thank you for that one cathead!
I don't want it to be his legacy that his death destroyed me.
I need to honour his life by rebuilding my life.