One place understood helps us understand all places better.

Eudora Welty


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The quiet earth

 “Here in the company of the quiet earth ...”
Byron Herbert Reece

The earth is still
spinning I know
But I can't quite
feel it

In the country
if you lie down
on the pasture ground

And the grass around
you is gently
Swaying in the wind

That's the way
movement begins
Not at some planet-level
astronomical swivel

Just a little
from drifting clouds
is all the
spin you need.