Rose Descending

Sunset, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
(c) 2012

Sharing another evening sky and poem,  At Sunset, on a summer night:
Your death must be loved this much.
You have to know the grief—now.
Standing by the water’s edge,
looking down at the wave
touching you. . . .
. . . .There it is—the goddamn
orange-going-into-rose descending
circle of beauty and time.
You have nothing to be sad about.

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2020 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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3 Responses to Rose Descending

  1. Alice Schmid says:

    Stephanie, I think there is plenty to be sad abut in the world all the time, the beauty of the world notwithstanding. I just think it is our responsibility to seek out happiness to spread joy in the world, to live in the excellence of the moment. Like Michelle Jenneke, the Australian hurtler. Pure joy in the moment. It’s what I strive for from moment to moment—perhaps with less adrenaline, but still…..

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