Today, Jilly shares this Jim Harrison quote
“It is the burden of life to be many ages
without seeing the end of time.”
We surge, like mackerel, into life, open-mouthed and angry, these first years of threshing and struggling with awkward limbs and the tyranny of tongues effaced by some compassionate freak. Perhaps the last years too, of awkward limbs and the tyranny of tongues will be smoothed away, but whose is the compassionate hand, and what is to follow, to start afresh?
I would take an oak tree, erased the bursting acorn, struggles with jay and deer, remembering only the shading boughs and nightingales singing.
over wild grass
and the wind blows.