Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Poem: Peonies

Author: 
Jim Harrison

The peonies, too heavy with their beauty,
slump to the ground. I had hoped
they would live forever but ever so slowly
day by day they’re becoming the soil of their birth
with a faint tang of deliquescence around them.
Next June they’ll somehow remember to come alive again,
a little trick we have or have not learned.
Issue Title: 
Crucified Creation: A Green Faith Rising
Issue Year: 
2019