We still have work ahead, as long as we can see.


Like mine, the moon’s eyelid is droopy.
It too is old and has been around.
We pass our time together without saying a word,
like brothers scything weeds long after dark.
His scythe has caught a little light,
but mine has not.
We still have work ahead, as long as we can see.

~ Ted Kooser, “August.The Wheeling Year: A Poet’s Field Book

Photo: r2–d2



  1. Beautiful words. I must read this book. He is a poet, who knows the world as it is.

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  2. I loved this – just loved this…somehow there are no more words needed.

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  3. I just never tire of this man’s writing. Wouldn’t he be fabulous to sit down with and share a cup of coffee?…


  4. nicely penned

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  5. Ted Kooser, is such a wordsmith..I love reading the post of him that you share..Beautiful art image…

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  6. we do, we do. and we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface.

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  7. I love this, love that you introduced me to his magic with words..

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  8. Reblogged this on Makere's Blog and commented:
    Inspiration from an astonishing poet

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