having eaten

Jane Hirshfield writes:

 

Having eaten the pears.

Having eaten

the black figs, the white figs.  Eaten the apples.

 

Table be strewn.

Table be strewn with stems,

table with peelings of grapefruit and pleasure.

 

Table be strewn with pleasure,

what was here to be done having finished.  img_10684

From “Spell to Be Said upon Departure”

The Lives of the Heart