The year unwinds…

Boston, Back Bay, December 2012Photo:Tamar Salibian

Boston, Back Bay, December 2012
Photo:Tamar Salibian

Year’s End

by Ted Kooser

Now the seasons are closing their files
on each of us, the heavy drawers
full of certificates rolling back
into the tree trunks, a few old papers
flocking away. Someone we loved
has fallen from our thoughts,
making a little, glittering splash
like a bicycle pushed by a breeze.
Otherwise, not much has happened;
we fell in love again, finding
that one red feather on the wind.

[From Writer’s Almanac, December 26, 2012]


About Taline Voskeritchian

Writing teacher at Boston University; translator (from Arabic and Armenian); prose writer; occasional editor; incurable wanderer.
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4 Responses to The year unwinds…

  1. diala says:

    how exquisite

  2. Stephen Martin says:

    A poet who lives in my long ago neck of the woods, Nebraska. Remarkable, isn’t it. I don’t know his poems very well, tho, having left there many moons before his fame.

    Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:59:29 +0000 To:

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