Silver light washes the sky-
I read my own poetry
as a late cardinal chips
praying thanks for each seed.

The little striped ones-
they bounce down the strandboard
that makes paths through the gardens
faces swollen with seed to save.

Copper and water make music-
invisible now in deepened dusk
each note calls the dark down
and the water cools with the night.

Old dogs snore and groan-
Brown Dog stretches across the couch
upside down to air her pink belly
while Black Dog, deaf now, sighs.

One car sweeps down the road-
far sirens sing long and low
silence pulls the shade
and your footsteps creak the stairs.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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6 Responses to Now

  1. InfiniteZip says:

    This is indeed life, beautiful and cherished in its minutiae 😊

    • janemwoodman says:

      Exactly. I write to preserve it.

      • InfiniteZip says:

        In this world where so much is forgotten too quickly, it’s nice to go back and capture those glimpses of bliss, it is a beautiful and sincere piece and touched me, as my tan dog lays on her back exposing her freckled stomach and the little bean curled in a tight ball, hubby off to bed and I remain pondering, endlessly pondering, but that’s what we do best…peace and love Jane, Kim💜

  2. InfiniteZip says:

    Reblogged this on Peace, love and patchouli and commented:

    An elegant yet gentle reminder of the day to life that we all move throug. Please leave any comments on Jane’s sight, stop by and browse and lose yourself in the wonder of poetry at its best.

  3. Elizabeth Helmich says:

    This is so peacefully beautiful, what a vivid image you’ve painted here!

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