The familiar road meanders
Like a sweet-ache dream
Through curve and creek
Shagbark hickories overhang their pleasure  

The wide porch welcomes
Friends and cornbread
Peach pie gold in the crust
Hours charmed by music  

Later, after the great beasts
Have culled the night
And even the whippoorwills
Cease their rusty mating  

We rest on grassy blankets
Under a dazzled jabber
Of stars: our deep hearts
Marrowed in silence  

We rest until the dew
Settles between our toes
And dawny birds orchestrate
The melodies of our day