Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rose hips

Familiar days are stored whole

in bottles. There's a wet morning

orchard in the dandelion wine;

a white spring distilled

in elderflower's clarity;

and a loving, late, sunburning

day of October in syrups

of rose hip and the beautiful

black sloes that stained the gin to rose.

--Gillian Clarke
excerpted from "Letter from a Far Country"

1 comment:

  1. Oh. How lovely. Just the perfect way to end the day... thank you. Have a wonderful weekend, Allison..!



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