Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rain Light

All day the stars watch from long ago
my mother said I am going now
when you are alone you will be all right
whether or not you know you will know
look at the old house in the dawn rain
all the flowers are forms of water
the sun reminds them through a white cloud
touches the patchwork spread on the hill
the washed colors of the after life
that lived there long before you were born 
see how they wake without a question
even through the whole world is burning
~ W. S. Merwin
from The Shadow of Sirius
iris by van gogh