just a day

Posted by jan oskar hansen on July 17, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Just a day

The day is partly overcast, shadows and light

chase each other up and down a hillside,

where I came from nature is hardening

and there is already snow in the air.


Tiny lilac flowers grow under- don`t know their names

( do I look like a botanist)

Only the almond tree is bare of leaves, unpicked leaves

Hang like baubles that have lost their shine.


I take a walk on the road it is cartwheel wide and has fallen

into disuse, but for generations to come it will be a healed wound

across the landscape.


In front of me, a bird blue and white has fallen

out of the sky; I pick it up- its beak is grey

It blinks and dies gracefully.

I place it on a stone its soul is still in my palm

and gently blow to set it free.

A breeze makes the leaves tremble.



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