Now and Then
Now dogrose bushes star the hedges again.
My year passing must change but can’t renew.
I am out of sorts with self and others, when
experience and patience should know how to
guide the cross spirit with a steady rein
now dogrose bushes star the hedges. Again
my year passing must change but can’t renew?
The tunnel spirals down? Is that certain?
Or after all might patience, picking through
the tangles, light at last upon a clue,
draw one strand clear, even out of this skein,
now dogrose bushes star the hedges again?