On the Pleasures of Hardie (Part 1)

By Kerry Hardie

For Marian

The blessèd stretch and ease of it–
heart’s ease. The hills blue. All the flowering weeds
bursting open. Balm in the air. The birdsong
bouncing back out of the sky. The cattle
lain down in the meadow, forgetting to feed.
The horses swishing their tails.
The yellow flare of furze on the near hill.
And the first cream splatters of blossom
high on the thorns where the day rests longest.

All hardship, hunger, treachery of winter forgotten.
This unfounded conviction: forgiveness, hope.


2 thoughts on “On the Pleasures of Hardie (Part 1)

  1. Eleanor says:

    Love you Eileen, warts and all. Hahaha. Thanks for the greetings!!! Really, you should have just spoken in English…Basig mas nakasabot pa ang mga guards nimo than when you talked to them in your baluktot nga tagalog. LOL.


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