• Claire Thompson

Claire's Poetry Corner | Mar 19

The Clearing by Jane Kenyon The dog and I push through the ring of dripping junipers to enter the open space high on the hill where I let him off the leash. He vaults, snuffling, between tufts of moss; twigs snap beneath his weight; he rolls and rubs his jowls on the aromatic earth; his pink tongue lolls. I look for sticks of proper heft to throw for him, while he sits, prim and earnest in his love, if it is love. All night a soaking rain, and now the hill exhales relief, and the fragrance of warm earth. . . . The sedges have grown an inch since yesterday, and ferns unfurled, and even if they try the lilacs by the barn can’t keep from opening today. I longed for spring’s thousand tender greens, and the white-throated sparrow’s call that borders on rudeness. Do you know— since you went away all I can do is wait for you to come back to me.


Recent Posts

See All

Organizations to Donate to During Pride Month

This Pride Month, consider donating to these great local organizations right here in DC. Mary's House for Older Adults Mary's House for Older Adults is a nonprofit with a vision to create affordab

DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action on Juneteenth

Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:00 am & 11:00 am Celebrate Juneteenth by supporting your community at the DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action. The corps will inform District residents about the city’