Saturday Morning

fence, fence posts, posts,

Even through curtains,
the sun will assert itself enough to soften a candle,
its warmth insistent as a kiss till the candle bends back.
We all fall under the spell of the sun
and are all at the end bent and consumed.
See how a long row of fence posts
leans over a deeply cut road
as if they’d been pushed by the light.

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

Photo: Beechwood by Heiko Fritz


  1. Nicely done!

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  2. What a lovely way to start my morning, just as the sun is coming up. Thank you!

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  3. Mmmm, what a perfect way to kick off my weekend–a perfect pairing of word and image enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee. Life is good (and Kooser is unreal…)

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  4. Love Kooser too!

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  5. great words; stunning photograph!

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  6. we are helpless to resist –

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  7. ‘…as if they’d been pushed by the light. ”
    That will stay with me….

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