Praying with Fringes 11/07/2014 – though the fall cold surrounds our warm bed

Bedtime
Denise Levertov

We are a meadow where the bees hum,
mind and body are almost one

as the fire snaps in the stove
and our eyes close,

and mouth to mouth, the covers
pulled over our shoulders,

we drowse as horses drowse afield,
in accord; though the fall cold

surrounds our warm bed, and though
by day we are singular and often lonely.

“Bedtime” by Denise Levertov from Poems 1960-1967. © New Directions Publishing, 1983.

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