Dana Gioia

(24 December 1950 / Hawthorne, California)

The Country Wife


She makes her way through the dark trees
Down to the lake to be alone.
Following their voices on the breeze,
She makes her way. Through the dark trees
The distant stars are all she sees.
They cannot light the way she's gone.
She make her way through the dark trees
Down to the lake to be alone.

The night reflected on the lake,
The fire of stars changed into water.
She cannot see the winds that break
The night reflected on the lake
But knows they motion for her sake.
These are the choices they have brought her:
The night reflected on the lake,
The fire of stars changed into water.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Deva De Silva (1/22/2009 8:52:00 AM)

    Great triolet keeping up with its original form... Loved the reflections and fire stars!

    Wonderful writing...

    Thanks.

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