Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Fresno


Peter Everwine

In the lamplight falling
on the white tablecloth
my plate,
my shining loaf of quietness.

I sit down.
Through the open door
all the absent I love enter
and we eat.

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"Night" from Keeping the Night. Copyright © 1977 by Peter Everwine. Reprinted with the permission of the author.


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