Episode 140

 

cover140aThis episode includes the following segments: The Back Porch, The Front Porch, Ever-expanding Skill Set, and Off the Shelf. It promises to be a lovely fall weekend at New York Sheep & Wool Festival, and I’m so looking forward to meeting up with friends and listeners. And shopping, of course. The Bressay Dress is complete — with pockets, and I’m ready for a woolly weekend!


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A Letter in October

by Ted Kooser

Dawn comes later and later now,
and I, who only a month ago
could sit with coffee every morning
watching the light walk down the hill
to the edge of the pond and place
a doe there, shyly drinking,
then see the light step out upon
the water, sowing reflections
to either side—a garden
of trees that grew as if by magic—
now see no more than my face,
mirrored by darkness, pale and odd,
startled by time. While I slept,
night in its thick winter jacket
bridled the doe with a twist
of wet leaves and led her away,
then brought its black horse with harness
that creaked like a cricket, and turned
the water garden under. I woke,
and at the waiting window found
the curtains open to my open face;
beyond me, darkness. And I,
who only wished to keep looking out,
must now keep looking in.