Saturday, May 28, 2011



Going too fast for myself I missed
more than I think I can remember

almost everything it seems sometimes
and yet there are chances that come back

that I did not notice when they stood
where I could have reached out and touched them

this morning the black shepherd dog
still young looking up and saying

Are you ready this time

~W. S. Merwin

Photo: along the Rhine
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
(c) Bruce Behnke, 2011
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