Saturday, July 21, 2012

Days End, Weeks End

From the almanac of last things
I choose the spider lily
for the grace of its brief
blossom, though I myself
fear brevity,

but I choose The Song of Songs
because the flesh
of those pomegranates
has survived
all the frost of dogma.

I choose January with its chill
lessons of patience and despair--and
August, too sun-struck for lessons.
I choose a thimbleful of red wine
to make my heart race,

then another to help me
sleep. From the almanac
of last things I choose you,
as I have done before.
And I choose evening

because the light clinging
to the window
is at its most reflective
just as it is ready
to go out.

The Almanac of Last Things

by Linda Pastan

So lovely the weekend, I hope you're enjoying yours too with family, with friends, candle spark, full plates and iced glasses, condensation cool in your hand on a warm summer evening.

Enjoy! xo Ro


  1. what a moving passage. thanks and enjoy your weekend. rae

  2. Beautiful words.

    May I have a seat at the table?
    It looks so inviting. : )

    Enjoy your weekend with family and friends!

  3. Everything about this is so pure & beautiful!
    I just love your new banner too, W.O.W!

  4. Thank you ladies, I hope your weekend was all you hoped for too!

    Yes, come and sit Cinder!

    Thank you Nancy, I was lost without Picnik, finally I found the next best thing ;)