Leslie Schultz

Twilight At Tenney Park - Poem by Leslie Schultz

When mallards tuck their green heads
beneath their wings to make their beds,
the willow's green and mournful arc
holds itself against the dark
resisting, as a reed will bend
before the wind, the twilight's end.

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I wrote this poem in 1982 while living on the shore of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin. It was a time of my life when I didn't know where my life would take me but that didn't matter: everything I looked at sang with its own beauty and sadness. It astonishes me that this continues to the dominant reality of my life.

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  • Paul Fowler (6/11/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    Lovely poem; can just picture sitting beside the lake taking in this scene. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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