Treasure Island

Jane Kenyon

(1947-1995 / United States)

Poems of Jane Kenyon

21. Taking Down The Tree 4/21/2010
22. The Argument 5/23/2014
23. The Blue Bowl 1/13/2003
24. The Clearing 5/23/2014
25. The Pond At Dusk 4/21/2010
26. The Shirt 4/21/2010
27. The Suitor 1/20/2003
28. Thinking Of Madame Bovary 5/23/2014
29. Three Songs At The End Of Summer 4/21/2010
30. Twilight: After Haying 1/20/2003
31. Wash 1/13/2003

Happiness

There's just no accounting for happiness,
or the way it turns up like a prodigal
who comes back to the dust at your feet
having squandered a fortune far away.

And how can you not forgive?
You make a feast in honor of what
was lost, and take from its place the finest
garment, which you saved for an occasion

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