J.M.W. Turner, Landscape with Distant River and Bay c. 1840-50
“The River Again and Again,” by Linda Gregg
If we stayed together long enough to see
the seasons return, to see the young animals
and the opening of peonies and summer heat,
then we could make sense of the hawk’s calm
or the deer. I could show you how repetition
helps us to understand the truth.
And we would know one another sometimes
with a love that touches indifference.