A Poem For Monday


“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)