End of Summer

Ekholmsnäs


An agitation of the air,

A perturbation of the light

Admonished me the unloved year

Would turn on its hinge that night.


I stood in the disenchanted field

Amid the stubble and the stones,

Amazed, while a small worm lisped to me

The song of my marrow-bones.


Blue poured into summer blue,

A hawk broke from his cloudless tower,

The roof of the silo blazed, and I knew

That part of my life was over.


Already the iron door of the north

Clangs open: birds, leaves, snows

Order their populations forth,

And a cruel wind blows.


by Stanley Kunitz, from "The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz". Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006) was an American poet, appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress twice, first in 1974 and then again in 2000.



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