This entry was posted on Jul 28, 2014 by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.
Then It’s Over
The blue breaks through
the setting clouds, an old fire,
while the field lays down
its colors for the night.
Sky tumbles over itself
day to night, tension to calm.
What we think happened,
and what no one but the wind saw–
all lost to the first falling star.
Nothing hurts for a moment.
Those you love shine
whether still here or long gone.
A wide darkness envelopes
the world, takes your hand,
and shows you where to stop
looking and where to start.
About Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the Poet Laureate of Kansas, and the author of 14 books, including a forthcoming novel, The Divorce Girl; The Sky Begins At Your Feet: A Memoir on Cancer, Community & Coming Home to the Body
(Ice Cube Books
); and four collections of poetry. Founder of Transformative Language Arts – a master's program in social and personal transformation through the written, spoken and sung word at Goddard College (Goddard College
); where she teaches, Mirriam-Goldberg also leads writing workshops widely. With singer Kelley Hunt, she co-writes songs, offers collaborative performances, and leads writing and singing Brave Voice retreats (www.BraveVoice.com
); and she blogs regularly at her website (www.CarynMirriamGoldberg.wordpress.com
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