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    Nature,  Seasons

    Assurance: a Poem by William Stafford

    Assurance by William Stafford You will never be alone, you hear so deep a sound when autumn comes. Yellow pulls across the hills and thrums, or the silence after lightning before it says its names- and then the clouds’ wide-mouthed apologies. You were aimed from birth: you will never be alone. Rain will come, a gutter filled, an Amazon, long aisles- you never heard so deep a sound, moss on rock, and years. You turn your head- that’s what the silence meant: you’re not alone. The whole wide world pours down. – from The Way It Is, Graywolf Press, 1999   Featured Image Attribution: Larisa Koshkina from Pixabay