Poetry Wednesday – Stanley Kunitz

End of Summer
by Stanley Kunitz

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.
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“The song of my marrow-bones” is beautiful.

2 thoughts on “Poetry Wednesday – Stanley Kunitz

  1. Exquisite. Yes, the “song of my marrow-bones”–I have seen some of Mr. Kunitz’s work, but not this one; it needs to go into the memory bank. Thank you so much for sharing!

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