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which, as we journey toward it,

casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”

– Samuel Smiles (Scottish Author 1812 – 1904)

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It’s nights like tonight that make me grateful that my husband and I moved to New Harmony (five years ago). 

There’s always something here to inspire me.  I wrote a new poem tonight entitled, “The First Sacrifice.” 

Here are some photos taken on a long walk just before sunset:

 

St. Francis Sculpture (by Frederick Franck)

St. Francis Sculpture (by Frederick Franck)

Sunset over Lake at the Inn (New Harmony, Indiana)

Sunset over Lake at the Inn (New Harmony, Indiana)

New Harmony Church

New Harmony Church

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The Fury of Sunsets    by Anne Sexton

 

Something
cold is in the air,
an aura of ice
and phlegm.
All day I’ve built
a lifetime and now
the sun sinks to
undo it.
The horizon bleeds
and sucks its thumb.
The little red thumb
goes out of sight.
And I wonder about
this lifetime with myself,
this dream I’m living.
I could eat the sky
like an apple
but I’d rather
ask the first star:
why am I here?
why do I live in this house?
who’s responsible?
eh?

 

from The Death Notebooks, Houghton, 1974

Sunset over New Harmony

Sunset over New Harmony

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