Surprised by Evening, by Robert Bly

The sunset is often gorgeous in my village

The sunset is often gorgeous in my village, click for larger!

Surprised by Evening
There is unknown dust that is near us,
Waves breaking on shores just over the hill,
Trees full of birds that we have never seen,
Nets drawn down with dark fish.
The evening arrives; we look up and it is there,
It has come through the nets of the stars,
Through the tissues of the grass,
Walking quietly over the asylums of the waters.
The day shall never end, we think:
We have hair that seems born for the daylight;
But, at last, the quiet waters of the night will rise,
And our skin shall see far off, as it does underwater.
             – Robert Bly
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2 thoughts on “Surprised by Evening, by Robert Bly

  1. You know it’s the same with everything in life.
    You’d think past showes us at least anything, but that’s so rare.
    Feel free to disagree but the world changes rapidly, and we have no control whatsoever over it.
    E.g., imagine Obama had enough balls to put Putin to his place, but it seems like it’s never happening, welcome third world war.
    Awesome post, thanks!
    Sarah http://phyto-renew350i.com/

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