Spring Planting


The first spadefull of earth makes a sound on the pine box like distant thunder. Flowers and dirt dull the echo until at last there is no more than if you were turning the garden. This is the end of it, the soft rain and silence.

(On the burial of Suzanne Fleishman, February 4, 2000)




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