Treasure Island

Jane Kenyon

(1947-1995 / United States)

Twilight: After Haying


Yes, long shadows go out
from the bales; and yes, the soul
must part from the body:
what else could it do?

The men sprawl near the baler,
too tired to leave the field.
They talk and smoke,
and the tips of their cigarettes
blaze like small roses
in the night air. (It arrived
and settled among them
before they were aware.)

The moon comes
to count the bales,
and the dispossessed--
Whip-poor-will, Whip-poor-will
--sings from the dusty stubble.

These things happen. . .the soul's bliss
and suffering are bound together
like the grasses. . .

The last, sweet exhalations
of timothy and vetch
go out with the song of the bird;
the ravaged field
grows wet with dew.

Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: together, moon, song, night, rose

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Twilight: After Haying by Jane Kenyon )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Result of chemistry, gajanan mishra
  2. Living By His Grace, Gbolagade Taiwo
  3. To See This Giant, David McLansky
  4. Atmosphere Of Delight, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Raggle`, Frank Avon
  6. A New Light Bulb, Theorem The Truth Serum
  7. Loving An Existence, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Ostrich - Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma
  9. Nothing is faulty, gajanan mishra
  10. Silent Scream, Vivek Tiwari

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Exposure, Wilfred Owen
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Autumn Song, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]