Hummingbirds were stopping over.

GIFT

A day so happy.
Fog lifted early, I worked in the garden.
Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers.
There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess.
I knew no one worth my envying him.
Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot.
To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me.
In my body I felt no pain.
When straightening up, I saw the blue sea and sails.

-Czesław Miłosz
Berkeley, 1971

Man in His Garden by Gregg Caudell

 

7 thoughts on “Hummingbirds were stopping over.

  1. We had some hummingbirds here! That lovely painting could be a woman. I thought it was before reading tha caption, just because of the color of the shirt.

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