Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Poetry Party Wednesday

A quote from the book Edgar Sawtelle, the quotation below represents thoughts of Edgar's dog Almondine toward the end of her life.  Such a poignant and accurate way to describe the tapestry that is our life, more colorful and beautiful with each passing year.

“She had learned, in her life, 

that time lived inside you. 

You are time, you breathe time. 

When she'd been young, she'd had an insatiable hunger for more of it,

 though she hadn't understood why. 

Now she held inside her a cacophony of times 

and lately it drowned out the world. 

The apple tree was still nice to lie near. 

The peony, for its scent, also fine. 

When she walked through the woods (infrequently now) 

she picked her way along the path, 

making way for the boy inside to run along before her. 

It could be hard to choose the time outside over the time within.” 

― David WroblewskiThe Story of Edgar Sawtelle


Benedicte said...

You knew that this would make me cry! Thanks for posting it as a reminder of th value of time. I want to read that chapter again!

Thyme (Sarah) said...

What a sweet poem. I am deep into the poetry section with my son and I learn more and more each time we go through all of the sample poems.

Holli said...

I love this book...