Notes in My Barefoot Voice

Result, restful, mellow, autumnal.
How the asters cheer me! So old-
fashioned-looking, in the plump
white mug that’s making do
for a vase. In these
strange, uncertain
times, I sit
down to

(From Notes in My Barefoot Voice, Shambhala Sun, July 2002. Submitted by Eugenia Hepworth Petty)