Wednesday, September 16, 2009

same author, different poem

So much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrel

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

So much depends upon the simple things in life. Our lives are not held together by the goals of fame, money, and power. What keeps us going is the little things in life - for me it is reading a good book, the smell of rain, sleeping in and then getting a coffee with my husband, spending hours in a bookstore. What holds this whole world together is the astounding beauty of that red wheelbarrow, glazed with rainwater, beside the white chickens.

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