Skip to main content

The digging is almost done.
Two late hills of red potatoes,
a row of carrots, one more cabbage
and a short row of green peppers.

The tomatoes will give out a few more
but the vines are giving up.
They offer fruit even as they are dying.
The long night closes over the red.

There are still some pears to put up.
The Librarian has asked for pear sauce.
When the wee goddess is ready
she will feast on pears and this love of ours.

We will bed down in straw and compost.
We will take our rest and feast.
We cannot see the green days to come,
but they are out beyond the horizon.

Trains, planes and ships make their way into the now.
The cold garments of yesterday
will be made clean and renewed.
so shall we in the feast we share.

Behind each chair at this banquet
stands a long line of remembrances.
On this feast, all portals are open.
From the cellars to the chimney top, the barriers are undone.

The springs of water that move under the earth,
the waters of all the world,
shall flow unstopped and unhindered.
The doors to yesterday and tomorrow are unbarred.

Pass the platters of joy, the dish of kindnesses.
Let me help you to neat wedge of pie.
Gravy?
The bottle stands before you, pour and pass it on.
The liquor of it will loosen our collars and lift our shoulders.

This is our day of gratefulness.
This is our day of gladness.
This is our day to remember them.
This is our day to make peace.


Originally posted to ruleoflaw on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 08:32 PM PDT.

Also republished by Rebel Songwriters, Badger State Progressive, J Town, and Community Spotlight.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site