R. S. Thomas Uncollected Poems
My review of R . S. Thomas Uncollected Poems appears in The Christian Century. Here’s a fall poem by R. S. Thomas.
A Day in Autumn
It will not always be like this,
The air windless, a few last
Leaves adding their decoration
To the trees’ shoulders, braiding the cuffs
Of the boughs with gold; a bird preening
In the lawn’s mirror. Having looked up
From the day’s chores, pause a minute,
Let the mind take its photograph
Of the bright scene, something to wear
Against the heart in the long cold.