are very longwhen we return at night from hayingbut we ourselves are smallThe camomile clasps its hands togetheras if in prayerA woman with a sickle creeps up the hillas she did a thousand years agoBeyond the courtyardthe heathbeyond the heath forestHeather heather-coloredwhither dost thou fly little beethat heavenis so vast and voidonce we will returnonce we will all return—Jaan Kaplinski, “Our Shadows”Art Credit Pakayla Biehn, oil and acrylic, 34” x 20”

are very long
when we return at night from haying
but we ourselves are small

The camomile clasps its hands together
as if in prayer
A woman with a sickle creeps up the hill
as she did a thousand years ago

Beyond the courtyard
the heath
beyond the heath forest

Heather heather-colored
whither dost thou fly little bee
that heaven
is so vast and void
once we will return
once we will all return

Jaan Kaplinski, “Our Shadows”
Art Credit Pakayla Biehn, oil and acrylic, 34” x 20”

  1. luckyluckwomen reblogged this from theparisreview
  2. fyach reblogged this from theparisreview
  3. sing-sweet-seraphim reblogged this from theparisreview
  4. birdonaleash reblogged this from theparisreview
  5. d-rex145 reblogged this from theparisreview
  6. sillybed reblogged this from theparisreview
  7. fromflora reblogged this from theparisreview
  8. bysunandcandlelight reblogged this from theparisreview
  9. godblessyoumrmajeski reblogged this from theparisreview
  10. revelamodelamour reblogged this from theparisreview
  11. ilessthanthreeart reblogged this from theparisreview
  12. toropiski reblogged this from theparisreview
  13. pretendpretty reblogged this from theparisreview
  14. cometinorbit38 reblogged this from theparisreview
  15. chabelijardim reblogged this from theparisreview
  16. pyrobandnerd reblogged this from theparisreview
  17. summertimeblue reblogged this from theparisreview