A Poem For Monday

Jul 29 2013 @ 8:06pm

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“Night” by Peter Everwine:

In the lamplight falling
on the white tablecloth
my plate,
my shining loaf of quietness.

I sit down.
Through the open door
all the absent I love enter
and we eat.

(Reprinted from From the Meadow, Selected and New Poems, by Peter Everwine, Copyright © 2004. Used by kind permission of the University of Pittsburgh Press. Photo by Nicholas_T)