Apples sweeten in the dark.


A neighbourhood.
At dusk.

Things are getting ready
to happen
out of sight.

Stars and moths.
And rinds slanting around fruit.

But not yet.

One tree is black.
One window is yellow as butter.

A woman leans down to catch a child
who has run into her arms
this moment.

Stars rise.
Moths flutter.
Apples sweeten in the dark.

-Eavan Boland

By Lois Dodd

5 thoughts on “Apples sweeten in the dark.

  1. I loved it! It’s rather biblical, isn’t it? Which is the psalm that says, It is vain for you to rise before the light, to sit up late into the night; you who eat the bread of hard toil: for he is bountiful to his loved ones in sleep. (#127 Douay) A lot happens seemingly on its own, when we are not involved with it.

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