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Archive for October 28, 2013

Old Houses – A poem by, Robert Cording

Old house Galtee Mountains 1
Old cottage, Bansha, county Tipperary
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Old Houses

By Robert Cording

Year after year after year
I have come to love slowly

how old houses hold themselves—

before November’s drizzled rain
or the refreshing light of June—

as if they have all come to agree
that, in time, the days are no longer
a matter of suffering or rejoicing.

I have come to love
how they take on the color of rain or sun
as they go on keeping their vigil

without need of a sign, awaiting nothing

more than the birds that sing from the eaves,
the seizing cold that sounds the rafters.

Old house Galtee Mountains 2